The Sam Rayburn High cheerleaders perform a routine as veterans from the local American Legion Post enjoy their front-row seats.
Cheers, precision drill
routines, poems, letters, speeches and, of course, the playing of the Armed Forces Medley brought out large audiences and hundred of local veterans to Veterans Day observances in and around the Pasadena ISD on Thursday.
Dan Connolly, principal at Bondy Intermediate, welcomed veterans to his campu with a special address. "Thank you for your service and dedication to our country," he said. "Because of what you did, our students have freedom."
Attending many of the observances were Pasadena ISD employees who have served in the military.
During a ceremony at Sam Rayburn High, the Edward A White II American Legion Post 521 in Pasadena was represented by a delegation of veterans from the World War II and the Korean War era.
Army Specialist Austin Wilhelm (left) receives a certificate of appreciation from a Bondy Intermediate student after addressing the Veterans Day gathering at the school. (Right) Veterans enjoy refreshments in the Bondy library.
Veterans at the Sam Rayburn observance stand as they hear the anthem of their service branch played during the Armed Forces Medley.
Air Force veteran A.K. Love stands to salute as the colors are presented by the Sam Rayburn High JROTC.
Representing American Legion Post 521 in Pasadena are A.K. Love, Air Force; Armando Zapata, Marine Corps; Bob Bierscheid, the Army and the Navy; and Cal Greuetzmicher, Army.