This year marks the sixteenth annual Perry Community High School Veterans Day Assembly Program, a cooperative effort between Bluejay Congress, the Perry Student Activities Department, the Perry Historical Commission, and the local Perry chapters of the American Legion and the VFW.
On November 11, 1989, the Perry Community High School Social Studies Department of Jim Kaufman, Tom Lipovac, and Tom Schleicher held its first Veterans Day Panel Discussion. World War II Veterans Mayor George Soumas, Mr. Emil Natalle, and Mr. Dale Grow visited with our American History students. Each Veterans Day since, veterans have visited Perry High School sharing their memories. On Veterans Day in 1997, Mr. Natalle remarked that no community observance of this special day was planned. With this in mind, Bluejay Congress under the leadership of Linda Kaufman and with the assistance of International Affairs class, organized and hosted the first Perry High School Veterans Day Celebration in 1998.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
November 11, 2013
8:00-8:30 a.m.: Perry High School Dr. Eugene Brady Library
Sponsored by Dallas County Hospital
Veterans Day Presentations
8:40 a.m.: Perry Performing Arts Center
Moderator: Mr. Phil Stone
“We Were Soldiers”: Panel 8:40-9:15 a.m.
Introduction: Mr. Eddie Diaz
“Major Sean Quinlan, United States Marine Corps: 9:15-9:50 a.m.
Sixteenth Annual Veterans Day Celebration
10:00 a.m.: Perry Performing Arts Center
Veterans Day Luncheon
Immediately following the Program: Perry High School Gymnasium
Sponsored by: Bluejay Congress, the PHS Social Studies Department, and the Student Activities Department
Meal: Hy-Vee – Dustin Dietrick Catering
Servers: Crossroads Church
Desserts: PCSD Staff
Veterans Day Program Sponsored by:
· Linda Kaufman & Bluejay Congress
· Student Activities Department
· Mike Kelley & the Perry American Legion & VFW
Thank you to Clark Fessler & TC&B for providing the Veterans Day caps.
Thank you to Alan Kelleher and Doug Wood (PEGASUS) for photographing and filming today’s events.