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District 191 schools plan Veterans Day observances

Veterans Day programs are taking place at some schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

All who have served or are serving in the military are invited to a Veterans Day program at Vista View Elementary School in Burnsville at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Veterans will be honored by the student body through music and poetry, according to Kimberly Wood, music teacher.

"It's our annual program to honor and thank our veterans as well as remember those who have served our country," said Wood. Second-graders will be singing patriotic songs and sixth-grade students will share poetry and stories they've written. The entire student body will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful." 

At Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville, a Veterans Day program begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and includes patriotic music. Steven Floyd, a Burnsville High School math teacher who has served in the military for 17 years, will be the guest speaker. 

At Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage, fourth-grade students will honor those who have served in the military during programs at 9:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the gym. 

At Marion W. Savage Elementary School in Savage, the Veterans Day program begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The program will include music, special guests and a slide show of Marion W. Savage family members who have served in the armed forces. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 11:37