BROWARD COUNTY – On Monday, November 11, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the rest of the US in observing Veterans Day, honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and expressing gratitude for their great sacrifices to preserve our freedom. District schools have a rich history of participating in Veterans Day activities and recognizing those who have served. Following are a few of many observances taking place this week:
Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.
Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC will host its annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony and flag posting ceremony for each service member lost since the beginning of the War on Terrorism. More than 6,970 service members are being honored. Family members of the fallen service members, veterans and current service members will also be recognized and honored. This event is open to the public, and veterans and family members are encouraged to attend for recognition.
Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 8 a.m.
Sawgrass Elementary School
12655 NW 8th Street
Sunrise, FL 33325
Sawgrass Elementary School is hosting its annual Military Appreciation event to honor veterans of all branches of the armed forces and their Sawgrass Elementary families. The special celebration includes complimentary breakfast and expressions of appreciation by students to veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice, followed by a parade honoring the military families.
Friday, November 8, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
Westglades Middle School
11000 Holmberg Road
Parkland, FL 33076
Westglades Middle School is hosting a Veterans Day special assembly for community veterans and active-duty military personnel. It will include a military musical medley by the school’s band recognizing veterans by their military branches, and a special presentation on the origin of Veterans Day. Students will show their appreciation for the dedication and sacrifice made by veterans, service members and their families.
All BCPS schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of Veterans Day.