Flags waved proudly through the halls of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District as more than 18,000 students; teachers and parents celebrated Veterans Day on November 11.
Honoring all who served, campuses hosted ceremonies to recognize the men and women in the armed forces. The day’s activities were dedicated to educating students about the significance of their service.
“Students, today we honor those who have sacrificed in order to give us our freedom,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos during the Veterans Day Ceremony at HCISD’s Performing Arts Center. “Because of them, you have the privilege to come to school, receive an education and pursue your dreams. Take today and every day to thank them for their service to this great country.”
In partnership with the HISTORY Channel and Time Warner Cable, Rodriguez Elementary and Zavala Elementary took the opportunity to connect local veteran’s with HCISD students, to participate in Take a Veteran to School Day.
During Take a Veteran to School Day, both campuses invited veterans of all backgrounds to participate in campus events and share their stories. The program was developed by HISTORY Channel in efforts to link veterans of all ages with young people in our schools and communities nationwide.
Each of the 29 campuses at HCISD hosted an event to celebrate the day.
Click here to view photos of the Veterans Day events at HCISD campuses.