Hilltop Elementary School in West Unity will be hosting a Veterans Day program on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 P.M. in the school gymnasium. We would like to give special recognition to all those who have served our country in war and in peace. Elementary students in grades 3 through 6 will be singing patriotic music and the 5th and 6th graders will be presenting a program which includes the Missing Man Honors Ceremony—a tribute to American POW’s and MIA’s. We are also excited to have our High School band leading us in our National Anthem and performing God Bless the U.S.A.
Our guest speaker for this event will be Mr. Paul Kyser, a 1968 graduate of Bryan High School and Technical Education/Special Education instructor at Hilltop High School for 31 years. Mr. Kyser served in the United States Army and was classified as Specialist “5” Small Arms Specialist in charge of Arms Rooms (ammunition and weapons). He served in Vietnam from Dec. 4, 1969 until November 9, 1970. Interestingly, Mr. Kyser was registered originally as a conscientious objector because of his religious affiliation, but in November 1968 he changed his classification to 1-A.
Our students are very excited to show our veterans how much we appreciate their service, and they have been practicing every day. The public is invited to this very special program.