Katy, TX News (May 19, 2014) – The Katy Independent School District has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182 to celebrate Memorial Day throughout the District on May 26 with a variety of campus activities that will educate students and staff on the importance of this national holiday.
“The Board of Trustees and I understand how important Memorial Day is for our families and staff,” Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey said. “Because school will be in session, we have been presented with a unique opportunity to create a day of instruction and learning that will include honoring fallen soldiers at campuses and District offices.”
Local veterans representing community members and staff will be at various campuses across Katy to lead the Pledges of Allegiance in the morning. They will also visit history and social studies classrooms throughout the day to share their experiences while serving our country and personally encourage all students and staff to value their freedom and honor those who died to protect it.
Additionally, the Katy Veterans Memorial Service at Katy Magnolia Cemetery will be broadcast live at many Katy ISD campuses. “For those who served, this is a day with deep emotional roots,” said Katy VFW Post Commander Gary Drahos. “It is a day for us all to honor those who lost their lives helping to preserve the freedoms Americans enjoy today.”
Through the years, the VFW Post 9182 has also recognized servicemen on Memorial Day weekend by placing U.S. flags at the grave sites of soldiers, airmen, and sailors, and by hosting a memorial service.