At La Porte High School, a 9:30 a.m. program was held at Bulldog Stadium, with principal Todd Schoppe welcoming guests and explaining the history of Veterans Day. Maj. Crystal Armstrong, instructor for the JROTC program, followed with an introduction to the ceremony.
JROTC Color Guard members posted the colors and led the pledges. The La Porte High School Choir, under the direction of Bryan Sutherland, performed the National Anthem.
Student Council president Nathan Evans and JROTC Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Bryce Rowley also were on the program, speaking to the group and presenting the memorial wreath. Vietnam veteran Colonel Harold Brent was the keynote speaker.
Kyle Hurst presented “Taps” while the LPHS Band provided a musical tribute to the Armed Forces. Members of the Chatos dance team and cheerleaders presented flowers to each veteran. The LPHS Choir performed “In Flanders Field” accompanied by LPHS American Sign Language students.
Click here to see a video of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at La Porte High School.
Later in the evening, the marching bands from La Porte and Channelview High Schools combined their Bi-District football game halftime performance to further salute the men and women who have (or are) serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Click here to see a video of the Nov. 11 halftime performance of the two marching bands.