As Veterans Day approaches in Fayette County, several organizations confirmed this week that usual events around the community are being altered or canceled due to COVID-19.
The City of Washington Court House and the Fayette County Veterans Service Commission both confirmed Monday that neither were holding an event this week in light of current events.
At Washington High School the past few years, students have served lunch to veterans and held an assembly where they honor those men and women who have served our country. Unfortunately this year there will be no lunch, but the students at the high school did not want veterans around Washington C.H. to feel as though they were forgotten, and recently placed a banner on the front lawn of the school. The banner expresses the love for veterans, and students signed them to show their support.
“Although COVID-19 has adjusted many of the Veterans Day celebrations with the Blue Lions, Washington High School is working hard to make sure to still honor the veterans in our community,” Washington Court House City Schools Director of Marketing and Communication Trevor Patton said. “The WHS Business Management class decorated a banner showing their love and appreciation for those who have served our country, with many of their classmates taking time to add their personal thanks on the ever-growing banner.”
The usual Fayette Christian School event where veterans are invited for some food and a short program was also downscaled this year and will feature only the presentation of the Americanism government awards to students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. This will be held on Wednesday morning and at the time students will present, “thank you” cards to Ed Helt to distribute to local veterans.
Finally, the annual Veterans Day dinner at the American Legion was also canceled this year.
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