On Thursday, November 10th, Walton Middle School hosted its 47th annual Veterans Day program. The pandemic paused this longstanding tradition for a couple of years, so WMS excitedly opened its doors to welcome veterans and families to the ceremony once again.
WMS students remarkably led the event to honor all those who have bravely served our country. The WMS chorus and band performed patriotic renditions beautifully throughout the ceremony, and Principal Jason Campbell welcomed United States Air Force Colonel Robert Cocke of the 350th Spectrum Warfare division of Eglin Air Force Base, who delivered powerful remarks about why he serves our nation.
Following the honorable program, WMS faculty, led by Mrs. Kathy Russ, and students hosted a reception with delicious light refreshments for veterans and their families.
WMS proudly thanks the Walton High School Air Force JROTC members for their presentation and posting of colors and service flags, exhibition demonstration, flag folding ceremony, and retiring of colors.
We also want to thank our incredible Warriors--our students--who represented our tribe well with impeccable behavior, showing our distinguished guests of honor the respect they deserved.
And finally, THANK YOU, VETERANS, for the sacrifices you have made to protect our freedoms in this great nation.
We are one tribe, on one mission, celebrating the bravery and service of our United States veterans.