The Olive Branch Middle School band played patriotic songs, one being the U.S. Armed Forces Medley, a combination of the anthems of the various branches of the United States Military, consisting of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and the Marines. Veterans stood as their anthem was played. OBMS Principal Kris Perkins was one of those veterans.
The OBMS Student Council organized a reception for veterans in their library following the program. Students went from table to table, shaking the hands of the veterans and saying, “Thank you for your service.”
Annual Veterans Day events were held at several schools throughout the district. Bands from DeSoto County High Schools participated in the Veterans Day Parade in Hernando.