Olive Branch Middle School Honors Veterans

Olive Branch Middle honored Veterans.

Olive Branch Middle School Honors Veterans

     DeSoto County Schools honored veterans with events across the county in November.

     One such event was the Veterans Day Program at Olive Branch Middle School.

     An honor guard from Olive Branch High School Marine Corps JROTC presented the colors at the start of their program in the OBMS gymnasium on November 8th.  The featured speaker for the program was Vietnam War veteran Vernon Jackson.

      “Look for an opportunity to serve others,” Jackson said.  “Muhammad Ali said it best: ‘Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.’”

     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.