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Local schools honor veterans
Students, faculty honor those that fight for our freedom
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On Nov. 14, 1st Sergeant Lynn Goodrich will be speaking to the four academic social studies classes at Clements Middle School from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. He will be speaking about Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Cousins Middle School will be holding their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11. This annual event will begin approximately around 9:15 a.m. with a moment of silence followed by the playing of ‘Taps' by the Cousins Band, and then the chorus will present a special song.

Then, they will read out loud the names of current and past service personnel who are linked to members of the faculty, staff, and students. Students, teachers, parents and special guests, will read the names continuously until 1 p.m.

The Newton High School MCJROTC Color Guard will be Presenting the Colors for the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on the Square Friday.

Live Oak Elementary third graders will be performing a Veterans Day Program on Friday morning that they will also be performing for PTO on Nov. 17. During this program all veterans, especially Live Oak staff members and parents, will be honored.

The Eastside Brass Band will be performing as part of the Covington-Newton County community's Veterans Day service Friday morning.

On Nov. 10, Mansfield Elementary School will be holding a Veterans Day celebration. Beginning at 8 a.m., students will have a welcome parade for veterans and musical salute. At 9 a.m., the students will march to Carmel Cemetery to place flags on the local gravestones.

Veterans Memorial Middle School is encouraging all their students to wear red on Friday to honor the blood that has been shed for our freedom.

In addition, the principal will read a statement about Veterans Day and will hold a moment of silence. Guests will also speak about their experiences in the armed services and will share photos from their times in the service.

The Liberty Middle School Beta Club has teamed up with the Atlanta VA Hospital to provide care packages for their more than 200 extended-stay patients. They are asking that everyone decorate and fill a shoe box with a variety of the following items: deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush, shaving cream, baby powder, socks, liquid soap (no bar soap), sugar free candy, combs, feminine hygiene, clear nail polish and remover, small mirror, word puzzle books (large print books as well), Sudoku puzzle books, playing cards, note pads, pencils and pens, regular hard candy, snack packs of cracker and cookies, Q-tips.

Boxes can be delivered to the school no later than Friday