Wellington High School is located at 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd., Wellington and is a part of the School District of Palm Beach County. The Wellington High School Band will present a concert entitled “A Salute to Veterans” on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wellington High School Theater. This will be a time of tribute to those we owe so very much for their sacrifices in protecting our freedom and upholding our right to live as we choose in a democracy.
Admission to this patriotic affair is free. The program will feature the Wellington High School Wind Ensemble and guest saxophone soloist Paul Magersuppe, with performances of patriotic favorites and traditional marches. Refreshments will be served by the Wolverine Band Booster Association. The music is sure to lift the spirits of everyone in attendance to a level of jubilance in rejoicing in unity as veterans, service men and service women are honored with great appreciation.
“The entire community is invited to attend,” said Director of Bands, Mary Oser. “Band members also wish to extend a special invitation to all active and retired servicemen and servicewomen in the area, so they can honor your service to our country.”
National Veterans Day Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath placement at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.
Most sources spell Veterans as a simple plural without a possessive apostrophe (Veteran’s or Veterans’).
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office – Oct. 2013