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District 3 schools honor local veterans

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Lexington 3 schools showed their appreciation for local veterans by hosting various event on or near Veteran’s Day. Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School fourth graders presented an entertaining musical program entitled, “Symbols of Valor” in the Fine Arts Center on November 1. B-L Elementary employees and veterans, Larry Curry and Michelle Brackett received Quilts of Valor” from Trouble and Froggy Thornton. The mission of Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Batesburg-Leesville Middle School held a Veteran’s Day assembly in the school’s gym where US Army Captain Trey Bruner served as keynote speaker. VFW essay first and second place winners, Rachel Connelly and Jaelyn Jerez read their essays to the audience. The school also hosted a luncheon for students’ family members who are veterans. A “Wall of Honor” with photos of veterans was created and also many displays of veterans’ memorabilia were placed in the main lobby of the school for students and visitors to view.

Batesburg-Leesville High School JROTC Panther Battalion held its annual Veteran’s Day program in the school’s gym on November 11. Keynote speaker was LTC Michael Moyer with the South Carolina Army National Guard. Local veterans were recognized for their service during the ceremony. Major Moyer, along with senior B-L Battalion instructor, Colonel Jonathan Robinson, conducted Pass in Review of the B-L JROTC Panther Battalion.

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Photo 1: Batesburg-Leesville Elementary employees Michelle Brackett and Larry Curry received “Quilts of Valor” from Trouble and Froggy Thornton during the school’s Veteran’s Day program on November 1.

Photo 2 Batesburg-Leesville Middle School Veteran’s Day assembly keynote speaker, Captain Trey Bruner

Photo 3: Veterans from the community attending the B-L High Veteran’s Day program

Photo 4: Batesburg-Leesville High School JROTC Panther Battalion hosted the annual Veteran’s Day program in the school’s gym on November 11.

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