Pampa ISD Veterans Day program returns to MK Brown

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After not having the Veterans Day Tribute Program in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pampa Independent School District will have it on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at M.K. Brown Civic Center/Auditorium.

Program coordinator Tanner Davis, who was a part of the program as a child, said the program holds a special place in his heart.

“I love that we’re able to do it this year,” Davis said. “All of our kids are so excited. They were so bummed last year we couldn’t do it. It’s such a truly meaningful thing for this community. We’re very excited we can still do this tribute.”

It will be business as usual and the students involved will be able to do all of activities they did before the pandemic. As for the track list, as usual, it will include all of the Armed Forces theme and more.

“We have a lot of emphasis on the importance of the American flag, the symbolism it stands for and the sacrifices that were made,” Davis said. “It’s fourth grade from all four elementary schools. About 250 kids are involved in the program.”

After the program there will be a reception for the veterans and their families. There will be a Wall of Honor with more than 900 pictures on it with 42 additions.

Davis said the students have worked really hard for the program and even had less time than they usually do.

“We usually start in the spring with them in third grade,” Davis said. “So in fourth grade it’s just a refresher. There’s nine songs and 20 speaking parts they’ve learned in two-and-a-half months. Our students have put in a ton of work and are so excited. I’m excited to see this room full.”

For more information on the program call 806-669-4700.

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