veterans day program

Choteau Elementary students perform in the school's 2013 Veterans' Day program. Acantha photo.

Veterans from around Teton County will be honored at a variety of programs this week and early next week.

Choteau Elementary School K-6 students will honor all who have served their country on Friday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This year marks the school’s 21st year of presenting the Veterans Day memorial program.  

The program will include songs and patriotic readings to honor U.S. veterans. Immediately following the program, all veterans are invited to a reception. All in the community are invited to attend the program to honor area veterans. 

“We hope all area veterans or those currently serving our country can attend,” CES Principal Chuck Gameon said. “This is our opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy today. We invite our entire community to attend this special event to honor our veterans.”

The Fairfield Public Schools will host a veterans breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12. The breakfast for the veterans and their spouses will be held in the school cafeteria from 7:30-8:15 a.m. followed by a program at 8:20 a.m. in the main gymnasium. Elementary and high school students will perform musical selections along with readings that pay tribute to the veterans. A highlight of the program is when all current and past members of the U.S. military in attendance take center stage during a roll call to each of the branches’ military songs. 

The Dutton/Brady Public Schools students will recognize veterans during a program on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium. All members of the community, especially veterans, are invited. After the program, everyone is invited to lunch in the school cafeteria.  

The Veterans Day pancake dinner in Dutton has been changed to a breakfast this year. The breakfast will be held at the Dutton American Legion Hall from at 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. All are welcome to attend and support local veterans while enjoying a delicious meal. Free-will donations supporting the Legion Hall building will be appreciated. For additional information or to volunteer to help, call Lynn Habel at 788-5729 or Kathy DeMars at 217-7292. 

The Greenfield Elementary School will honor all veterans and active duty military and their families on Tuesday, Nov. 13, with a veterans appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to call 467-2433 by Nov. 10 to let the cook know how many to cook for. 

Power Public Schools will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Students have invited the veterans in the community to have lunch at 11 a.m. with the elementary students and visit their classrooms for questions and stories after lunch.