KATY [November 12, 2019] – A long-standing tradition of honoring former military service members took place on Veterans Day, with student tributes and guest speakers at campuses and facilities across Katy ISD.
“So many of our students and staff made it a priority this past Monday to show their appreciation to those who have served our great country,” said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Katy ISD. “Our school community realizes that without the sacrifices of our veterans and current men and women of the armed forces, we would not be in the position to enjoy the freedoms we do today,” he added.
Veterans Day was observed at a number of Katy ISD schools through moments of silence, receptions, breakfast events, and official flag raising ceremonies, all in celebration of local veterans and their families who were in attendance. Many of the events also included patriotic performances by student choirs and orchestras.
At Mayde Creek Elementary, United States Army and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) member, Ian Todd, described the history of the day and its importance. “It [patriotism] means that you are devoted, loyal and in defense of one’s country,” Todd said. “Celebrating Veterans Day is a great way to display your patriotism and commitment to honoring those that serve or have served,” he concluded in a speech to over 500 students, staff and community members on Monday.