The Farmington School District honored veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, by inviting service member to breakfast and to various activities throughout the district.
“As a part of the Farmington community it is always important for our schools to recognize and honor those who have served in defense of our county,” Superintendent Matt Ruble said. “Veterans Day is our opportunity to thank all of those dedicated men and women for their service and commitment.”
During the day of recognition, the Farmington High School Black Knight Marching Band performed patriotic songs at various locations throughout the school district and during the ceremony at the St. Francois County Courthouse.
“It is an honor to be asked every year to be part of the Veterans Day program,” Band Director Tim Karth said. “It is one small way that we can thank our veterans and give back to our community.”
In addition to the Black Knight Marching Band, veterans were treated to a performance by the Lincoln Intermediate Honor Choir, a rendition of “It’s a Grand Old Flag” by the Truman Kindergarteners, and other activities throughout the district.
“We had a great turnout at each building with special thanks for our Black Knight Marching band for performances throughout the day, our food service staff for the wonderful breakfast and our teachers and admin for organizing the day’s events,” Ruble said. “It was a great day for everyone and certainly something we look forward to each year.”