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FISD Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Everyone is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Falls City Community Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:15 a.m. The memorial is located in front of the Holy Trinity Convent, at 1614 C.R. 227 in Falls City, adjacent to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The service of U.S. military veterans, both living and deceased, is commemorated, including the Spanish American War, World War I and II, and conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and others.
The Floresville Independent School District’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Eschenburg Field on Monday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m.
All veterans and active duty military from Wilson County and surrounding counties are invited to attend and be honored at the ceremony. Veterans and immediate family members will be asked to sit on the field. Volunteers will be ready to assist those in need.
All other community members in attendance are asked to sit in the reserved section used at home football games for season ticket holders. Parking will be available in the parking lot nearest the Floresville High School gymnasium off of S.H. 97 East or by the auditorium at the corner of U.S. 181 and Tiger Lane. Handicapped parking will also be available by the Tigers Den (entrance to this parking lot is located off of A Street). The ceremony will also be streamed live at www.highschoolcube.com for individuals who cannot attend the ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony, all veterans are invited to attend a light breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. in the high school library. Following this gathering, the ceremony will commence with the national anthem, presentation of colors, and pledge of allegiance, as well as other participation from various students and organizations from across the district.
The guest speaker for the ceremony will be retired Staff Sgt. Shiloh Harris. Harris began his military career shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, when he enlisted as a cavalry scout in the U.S. Army. He served two tours of duty, the first in Iraq in 2004 and then in Baghdad in 2007. During his second deployment, Harris sustained an attack on his armored vehicle by an IED. His injuries were so extensive that his recovery lasted more than three years in the burn unit of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. While at BAMC, he participated in cutting-edge regenerative stem-cell research to re-grow his fingers. Harris was medically retired from the Army in 2010. Today, Harris is a motivational speaker who shares his unforgettable story of triumph over adversity. He also mentors other wounded service members. Harris resides in the Floresville area with his wife and five children.
For more information, contact Col. Steven Rakel at 830-393-5370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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