The Bolles School Hosts Veterans’ Day Ceremonies Thursday, November 11 | Schools

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The Bolles School Hosts Veterans’ Day Ceremonies Thursday, November 11

On the Middle School Bartram Campus, the ceremony will be held in the Parker Auditorium of the Betsy Lovett Arts Center, beginning at 11:11 a.m.  Ten military veterans who are family members of students will attend as honored guests, along with another 20 mentioned in a roll call during the ceremony.  The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by four students in their Boy Scout uniforms.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Middle School Chorus will lead the assembly in the singing of the National Anthem.  Faculty member Captain Jim Fossa will make opening remarks then introduce the 8th grade class president and vice president who will read a brief history of Veterans Day.  The 8th grade class secretary and treasurer will introduce the honored guests.  The ceremony will conclude with a student playing “Taps” on trumpet and the recession of colors.On the Upper School San Jose Campus, faculty and students will gather around the flagpole in the front area of the campus at 11 a.m.  Social studies faculty member and military veteran Joe Tepas will make opening remarks regarding the significance of the date and time of the ceremony.  Principal Julie Babcock will introduce the 20 current Bolles San Jose Campus faculty and staff members who have served in the military.  Student Alex Hilf will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  Hilf’s father, Dean, is a Bolles alumnus and faculty member, and he recently returned from active military duty in the Middle East.  Following the Pledge, a student will play “Taps” on trumpet.  The Women’s Chorus will sing “America the Beautiful”.  Faculty members and military veterans Charlie Tisdale and Ted Lyon will read the names on the War Memorial located on the campus mall.  Babcock will conclude the ceremony with the announcement of Hilf’s return and closing remarks, followed by a moment of silence.


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