FORT LAUDERDALE — On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m., Pompano Beach High School will hold a special ceremony to honor the nation’s Fallen Heroes and veterans, one of many regional events marking Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
The Pompano Beach High Army JROTC program has conducted a sponsor drive to ensure that a flag will be posted during the ceremony for every service member lost.
Each flag will have a personal profile of the fallen service member, including name, photograph, hometown and the date of their loss. The sponsor’s name will also be placed on each hero’s flag. The flags will be placed in rows on the school campus as a memorial.
Congressman Allen West will be a guest speaker along with other dignitaries expected to attend to pay homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to their families invited as special guests. The ceremony is open to the community who wish to extend their support. The school is at 600 N.E. 13th Ave., Pompano Beach. For additional information, contact Lt. Col. Greg Johnson at 754-322-2000.
Watson B. Duncan Community Middle School is sponsoring its 12th annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9:45 a.m. in the gymnasium, to acknowledge and thank veterans and active duty military personnel for serving our country. All veterans are welcome to attend.
The Duncan chorus and band will provide musical selections throughout the hourlong event. Palm Beach Gardens High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps will post and retire the colors as well as perform a drill exhibition. Several veterans will attend representing different branches of the service and dignitaries from the communities are expected.
For more details contact Tammy Roggen at 561-776-3518 or:
Mirror Lake Elementary School students, staff, PTA and families representing members of the U.S. military will honor Matthew Lowe, fallen soldier, former Mirror Lake Elementary student and U.S. Navy lieutenant, on Friday, November 9, 8:30 a.m., at the school, 1200 N.W. 72 Ave., Plantation.
Mirror Lake Elementary School fifth-grade students will participate in a special ceremony and plaque dedication. The Mirror Lake PTA is sponsoring the ceremony as part of the school’s Veterans Day observance.
The ceremony will include the Naval Sea Cadets Corps presenting the colors and playing Taps. A retired chief naval officer will speak to the students and guests will include Lt. Lowe’s family and families representing members of the U.S. military.
The unveiling of a memorial plaque to be permanently displayed on a school hallway wall alongside an American flag will follow the ceremony. The event will conclude with refreshments for family members and guests hosted by the PTA.
Positive Images Enterprises, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is conducting its 15th Anniversary Salute to Veterans, including working on sending veterans who may be interested in attending the Miami Dolphins game on Nov. 11. Contact information needed includes name, address, phone number and tour of duty.
“Outstanding Veteran” award nominations also are being accepted.
Contact Georgia Foster, executive director, Positive Images Enterprises, Inc., 2700 W. Oakland Park Blvd., 2nd Floor, Suite 21, Oakland Park., 954-484-1824 or Positivega954@aol.com Web site: positiveimagesflorida.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson will pay tribute to South Florida’s Veterans at a Veterans Day Celebration, on Friday, Nov. 9, 11:00 a.m., at American Legion Post 29, 6445 N.E. Seventh Ave., Miami. Veterans planning to participate can contact Ed Haynes at 305-690-5905 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 200 veterans will be presented Congressional Records, recognizing their service to the country. The remarks will be entered into the Official Congressional Record, then permanently placed in the Library of Congress.
Rep. Wilson also will unveil the Congresswoman Frederica Wilson District 24 Federal Veterans Advisory Committee, which will keep abreast of issues affecting veterans, recommend legislation and ensure that veterans get the services and help they need.
A Special Veteran’s Day Program is set for Friday, Nov. 9, 2:00 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information visit delraylibrary.org or call 561-266-9490.
Delray Beach resident Fred Singer will show his latest film, Memories of the Greatest Generation. Formerly from Philadelphia, Fred has been a professional videographer in the event and documentary field for more than 20 years. His newest specialty focuses on personal video biographies.
The making of the film required over 12 months from inception to completion and showcases eight veterans and their spouses discussing their experiences during World War II and when they returned home.