DuBois Central Catholic will be hosting its 10th Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 9, starting with sign-in of veterans at 8:20 a.m. in the school’s two main foyers.
The event gets underway at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts and a patriotic program of music and song in the school’s cafeteria. Veterans will then be escorted to the gymnasium and occupy seats of honor set up on the gym floor for the 9:15 a.m. liturgy. Students, parents, faculty, and staff will occupy the bleachers.
A formal Presenting of the Colors Ceremony by the DuBois Honor Guard will begin the ceremony. The Veterans Mass will be honoring those in attendance as well as all military past and present. DuBois Police Officer, Lanny Prosper, will conclude with a patriotic song prior to the Retiring of the Colors in the gym.
The celebration will conclude with the ‘traditional raising of the flag’ at the outdoor flagpole, complete with a 21 gun salute and taps.
This annual event is system-wide at DuBois Central Catholic, according to key organizers on the secondary level: Michael Micknis, Tara Kramer, Becky Dutra, Dawn Bressler, and Jodi Stewart. Key organizers on the elementary level are Kristy Snyder, Barb Dettore, Kristy Erich, Jen Pisarcik, Joe Lesnick, Cheyenne Helman, Donna Kosko, and Paula Sliwinski. According to Gretchen Caruso, teachers and staff on all levels from pre-school through high school are supporting this event in their classrooms, too.
“Any and all local veterans are invited to attend as DCC wishes to recognize their service to our country,” concludes Micknis. Call 371-3060 for details.