Leander High salutes veterans


The Leander High School community will come together Friday morning for its annual tradition of saluting area veterans.

“There is a long tradition at Leander High School of honoring veterans on their day,” said Debbie Patek.  “We try to get a lot of kids involved in the program. Students these days have lots of ties to military and we want them to see that with one another as well as recognize our area veterans.”

After opening comments from Leander High School social studies teacher Bill Robertson, the JROTC will present the colors.

A number of students will sing patriotic songs and members of Norton Moses Masonic Lodge 336 will make a gift to Leander High School.

“Leander and Cedar Park are all about family and this is a tight knit community,” Patek said. “There are a lot of vets living here these kids need to see, and they need to be recognized continuously. We want them to know we are thinking of them.”

The program will also be interpreted by American sign language students.

The public is welcome to attend, and the program begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11. There will be refreshments and a small reception to follow.