Local Veterans in Attendance as Guests of Honor

The second annual “Veterans Day of Remembrance” program hosted at Bobcat Stadium last week brought students, parents, community members, and local veterans together to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served in the armed forces.

Many veterans joined Krum ISD administration on the field, while several more chose to enjoy the program from the stands. The district also streamed the event live online, through the use of Ustream, an online streaming website. Viewers from across the country tuned in for the event. One veteran from Boston wrote that he appreciated being a part of the celebration from miles away.

The Presentation of Colors was made by Krum Scouts Pack and Troop #136. After the National Anthem was played by the Krum High School band, Superintendent Mike Davis welcomed the special guests with a salute to the veterans.

Dancing and playing to “You're a Grand Old Flag” and “Stars and Stripes Forever,” the KHS color guard and drum line impressed the crowd as they displayed red, white, and blue flags while accompanied by the KHS band.

Presentations by the fifth, third, and first grade classes highlighted the program as the crowd sang along to familiar patriotic tunes. The KMS "Blue Band" provided seamless transition music throughout the program. The KMS ladies' choir performed their own patriotic salute, accompanied by the KMS wind ensemble.

Guest speaker Major Wes Adams, USAF 982nd Maintenance Squadron Commander, addressed listeners, recounting tales of American triumphs and the history surrounding Veterans Day.

Following Major Adams’ speech, the KHS band performed once more followed by an a cappella version of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” performed by the KHS choir.

Finally, TAPS was played by Krum ISD band directors Thomas Eby and Bob Brashears. As the musicians played their horns, both students and guests reverently remembered those who did not return from battle.

Krum ISD is proud to have had the chance to honor our veterans and is grateful for the sacrifices they have made for our country.