Dripping Springs VFW Commander Robert Garland, HEB Manager Bryan Magnuson, Roger Keats, and Harold Leung at last year’s veteran appreciation reception by HEB. CENTURY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN PACHECO

Staff Reports


All 7 schools in Dripping Springs ISD will recognize Veterans Day with programs. Dripping Springs Middle School’s program is Thursday, Nov. 9; the other six campuses have events planned Friday, Nov. 10. Veterans from all branches of military service, as well as families of students, are welcome to attend. Campus visitors should stop by the front office for a Visitor’s Badge. All programs include patriotic music and recognition of veterans. Other planned activities are listed below, with starting times and locations:


Dripping Springs Middle School-Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m., front of school

Students from choir, and, and dance will perform.

Guest speakers: Retired Col. Robert Garland, Air Force, and Retired Col. David Parks, Air Force chaplain

Lunch will be provided to veterans at 11:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria.


Dripping Springs Elementary-Nov. 10, 8:00 a.m., B-Gym

Guest speakers: Ronnie “Shorty” Barnett, Commander VFW 2933/Navy Veteran and Chad Fleming Retired Army Captain

Students will read poetry and sing patriotic songs.


Rooster Springs Elementary-Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. (preK-2nd), Cafeteria and 9:30 a.m. (3rd–5th), Cafeteria

Students will share reflections and sing patriotic songs. Speaker TBA.

A reception for veterans also will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. in Room C102.


Walnut Springs Elementary-Nov. 10, 8:00-8:30 a.m., Gym

Fifth-grade students will read essays and perform patriotic songs.


Sycamore Springs Middle School- Nov. 10, 10:30-10:55 a.m., Gym

Guest speaker: Retired Col. Robert Garland, Air Force

Students will sing and band will perform patriotic songs.

A banner created with student thank-you notes will be displayed and presented to Local VFW.


Dripping Springs High School-Nov. 10, 11:20 a.m., Main Gym

Patriotic music will be performed by band and choir students.

Guest speaker: Retired Col. Robert Garland, Air Force


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