Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin

Elementary students honor Veterans

An atmosphere of honor and service permeated the cafetorium area of the Ripley Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 11 as the school took time out of their day to honor local veterans with a Veterans Day program. Students from preschool through fourth grade gathered in the cafetorium last Wednesday morning for a star-spangled production to honor the local veterans who visited the school.

Those assembled veterans began their day at the school with coffee and breakfast before they were joined by the students, and Principal Aric Fiscus began the program by reading the words of Senator John McCain and then introducing Colonel James Clark, one of the JROTC instructors at Ripley High School. Colonel Clark was accompanied by an Honor Guard who presented the colors as the audience stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Colonel Clark then addressed the crowd on the history of the US flag and its importance to everyone.

“The flag is precious to everyone in the country,” Clark told the audience.

He then told a story from the Battle of Gettysburg about the 16th Maine, who ripped up the flag and put the pieces in their pockets just to keep the Confederate soldiers from getting it, before the regiment was captured and then taken to a Confederate prison camp.

“When you see the flag, think of all these veterans who have made your life possible,” said Clark in his talk.

After Colonel Clark’s talk, an ensemble of third grade students moved to the front and performed a perfect rendition of the National Anthem, followed by the kindergarten through second graders performing “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

The veterans in attendance were then introduced before the third and fourth graders honored them with “Thank a Vet.”

The ceremony concluded with Colonel Clark moving back to the microphone and giving the students a history of the song “Taps,” before it was performed by JROTC Cadet Will Fisher to close the event in a solemn and thoughtful mood.

Students at Ripley Elementary, veterans, and guests stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during Veterans Day ceremonies at the school on Nov. 11.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Vet1.jpgStudents at Ripley Elementary, veterans, and guests stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during Veterans Day ceremonies at the school on Nov. 11. Mark Carpenter | Ripley Bee

Colonel James Clark, right, JROTC instructor at Ripley High School, addressed the students at the elementary school, accompanied by the school’s Color Guard.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Vet2.jpgColonel James Clark, right, JROTC instructor at Ripley High School, addressed the students at the elementary school, accompanied by the school’s Color Guard. Mark Carpenter | Ripley Bee

JROTC Cadet Will Fisher performs “Taps” to conclude the Veterans Day ceremonies at Ripley Elementary on Nov. 11.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Vets3.jpgJROTC Cadet Will Fisher performs “Taps” to conclude the Veterans Day ceremonies at Ripley Elementary on Nov. 11. Photo by Aimee Carpenter
Ripley Elementary honors those who served

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Copyright The Ripley Bee