The Galion City School District will be taking time out of the school day to honor America’s heroes on Nov. 11. The Primary and Intermediate Schools, along with the High School, will be conducting separate activities to show respect for veterans.
The High School program will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the presentation of the colors, followed by the High School band performing the “The Star Spangled Banner” and the hymn for each branch of the United States military. The program will be highlighted with a World War II veteran, Mr. Paul E. Heiser, Sr., sharing his experiences during his service in the military. Mr. Heiser is a published author; having written a book entitled “The World War II Memoir of Paul E. Heiser, Sr,” which focuses on his service with The 124th AAA Gun Battalion, Europe, 1944-1945.
“It is an honor to have Mr. Heiser speaking to our students Nov. 11,” High School Principal Ron Williams said. “Mrs. Nancy Green has helped plan the event, and we are looking forward to honoring our country’s heroes.”
The Primary and Intermediate Schools will be honoring veterans by forming a “Human Flag” with students and staff members from each building comprising the stripes of the flag. The buildings have worked diligently to employ the help of local veterans to serve as the 50 stars in “Old Glory.” This activity will take place at 2 p.m. behind the Primary School Wednesday, Nov. 11.
“This is a new activity for our buildings and we are excited to show our respect to our veterans,” Intermediate School Principal Alex Sharick said. “In addition to the human flag, members of local Girl Scouts troops will be posted at the flag at each of the 4 buildings in the district to stand watch near ‘Old Glory’.”