Family and friends of Milton Pope students who have served in the military were honored at an assembly on November 9th.

Students were encouraged to fill out forms that told the name of their veteran as well as what branched they served in and for how long, to be hung on a display in the main entrance of the school.

Parents, veterans, and community members were invited to attend the ceremony, as any veteran that was in attendance was recognized for their service.

The featured speaker was Marseilles VFW Commander, Scott Buennemeyer, who shared his story of leading his unit in Operation Desert Storm. 

Each grade level completed a project to contribute to the assembly and gain knowledge of the impacts veteran's have in our country. The Third Grade class presented their research reports on Branches of the Military. Kindergarten and First Grade classes sang together When the Flag Goes By and the Grand Ole Flag. The MP Band played the Star Spangled Banner and the Armed Forces on Parade Medley, as Clara Cartrwight topped off the assembly with a solo of God Bless the USA. 

At the conclusion of the ceremony, all in attendance were invited to the cafeteria for cake and punch, and to walk the halls of MP to view Junior High students Timelines of Veterans. 

The agenda for the assembly can be found here, as well as pictures.


Milton Pope School
3197 E. 28th Rd.
Marseilles, IL 61341
Phone: 815.357.8151
Fax: 815.357.8159

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