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2009-11-19 / General Stories

Veterans Day

Lexington High School’s Veterans Day ceremony included

a presentation of our State, National and Military flags

carried by students.
Nicole K. sang the National Anthem before the large crowd, which included LISD Administrators, students, local veterans and residents of Lexington. Nicole K. sang the National Anthem before the large crowd, which included LISD Administrators, students, local veterans and residents of Lexington.
Army Warrant Officer Christy Murray Clements gave the Key Note Address at the Veterans Day Ceremony. She has served this country for 20 years. Her oldest son, Brent Murray, a 2006 graduate of Lexington High School is also currently serving in the Army. She and Brent will be dispatched to Iraq in August of 2010. Army Warrant Officer Christy Murray Clements gave the Key Note Address at the Veterans Day Ceremony. She has served this country for 20 years. Her oldest son, Brent Murray, a 2006 graduate of Lexington High School is also currently serving in the Army. She and Brent will be dispatched to Iraq in August of 2010.
Miranda M. (left) and Courtney J. recited a moving poem entitled I Am Old Glory. Miranda M. (left) and Courtney J. recited a moving poem entitled I Am Old Glory.
Courtney R. introduced Rev. Reuel Cooper, Retired US Army. Courtney R. introduced Rev. Reuel Cooper, Retired US Army.
Kaleigh L. read a proud rendition of A Soldier. Kaleigh L. read a proud rendition of A Soldier.
Caleb M. read Red Skelton’s Star Spangle Banner as You’ve Never Heart It. Caleb M. read Red Skelton’s Star Spangle Banner as You’ve Never Heart It.
Brook H. sang God Bless America. Brook H. sang God Bless America.
Angel P. introduced the Key Note Speaker, Warrant Officer Christy Murray Clements. Angel P. introduced the Key Note Speaker, Warrant Officer Christy Murray Clements.
Rev. Reuel Cooper, Retired US Army, was a guest speaker at the event. Rev. Reuel Cooper, Retired US Army, was a guest speaker at the event.
Kathlyn M. sang America the Beautiful. Kathlyn M. sang America the Beautiful.
The Lexington High School band, under the direction of Joey Guess, played Armed Forces on Parade. The Lexington High School band, under the direction of Joey Guess, played Armed Forces on Parade.
Brandon M. (left) and Tyler M presented the MIA flag. Brandon M. (left) and Tyler M presented the MIA flag.
Veronica R. played Taps at the conclusion of the ceremony. Veronica R. played Taps at the conclusion of the ceremony.
The Lexington Middle School National Honor Society sang God Bless the USA. The Lexington Middle School National Honor Society sang God Bless the USA.
Members of the Jake Ryan Band, Patrick Rogers (left), Chris Johnson (drums) and Jacob Carr, performed several songs during the ceremony. Members of the Jake Ryan Band, Patrick Rogers (left), Chris Johnson (drums) and Jacob Carr, performed several songs during the ceremony.
2006 LHS graduate Brent Murray (left) was at the ceremony, along with his great-grandfather (not shown), his mother (center) and grandfather. 2006 LHS graduate Brent Murray (left) was at the ceremony, along with his great-grandfather (not shown), his mother (center) and grandfather.
Cherry Stover was dressed for the occasion. Cherry Stover was dressed for the occasion.
At the left, Nancy Turner, Ruby and Earlee Hartfiel were among the veterans at the ceremony. At the left, Nancy Turner, Ruby and Earlee Hartfiel were among the veterans at the ceremony.
At the left, Louis Perez and Kevin Johnson stood ready to present their flags. At the left, Louis Perez and Kevin Johnson stood ready to present their flags.
At the right, a row of young ladies waited for the event to begin. At the right, a row of young ladies waited for the event to begin.

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