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STUDENTS HONOR HEROES IN
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY THIS MONDAY
November 05, 2012
Marion County
– Nearly 2,000 students from public schools across Marion County will participate in Marion County’s official Veterans Day Program set for Monday, November 12. This is the sixth year the school district has presented Marion County’s official Veterans Day ceremony.
The event takes place at the Ocala / Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (SE Ft. King Street and SE 25 Avenue, Ocala) at 11AM and is the official Veterans Day Ceremony for the park.
Superintendent of Schools Jim Yancey begins the ceremony, with students from various schools providing music including Lake Weir and West Port High schools, Dr. N.H. Jones, Hammett Bowen, and Maplewood Elementary schools, and Hillcrest school. Students will recognize local veterans for their service, and local families who’ve lost loved ones to military service will present a memorial wreath at the park’s monument.
Junior ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) units from Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Lake Weir, North Marion, Vanguard, and West Port High schools, along with Francis Marion Military Academy, will participate. The Hammett Bowen Elementary color guard will also take part. A US Marines Honor Guard from Orlando will provide a military gun salute and post the colors for the ceremony. Pilots from the Leeward Air Ranch War-birds will fly over the park in military formation.
The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony.
 

 Kevin Christian
 Public Relations and
 Communication Officer
 Kerry Burke, Assistant

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Fax 352-671-7735
FRS 800-955-8770
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