Brawner Intermediate School held a morning flag raising ceremony and parade to
honor Veterans Day on November 10, 2015.
A color guard
unit representing the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC led the flag raising in the
front of the campus as the school day began. The assembled students sang the National Anthem and recited the pledges
to both the United States and Texas flags.
special event was to educate the young students about Veterans Day as well as
the sacrifices of U.S. armed forces veterans, according to principal Jincy
speakers were two retired U.S. Air Force officers. Col. Jim Phillips talked to the students about
his service in Vietnam and elsewhere as well as the education needed to fulfill
his duties. Phillips’s wife, Patty,
previously taught physical education at the school.
was Major Jeff Ghiglieri, who is married to the school’s assistant
principal. Ghiglieri now teaches science
to sixth graders at Granbury Middle School.
Ross also took
time to recognize school receptionist Malika Scott, who previously served in
the U.S. Navy.
ceremony, students walked laps around the school track, waving American flags
in support of the special day and in honor of all U.S. veterans.
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