Annually the Greenwood School District hosts a Veteran’s Day program honoring our greatest heroes. This year’s program looked much different, however, due to COVID-19.
At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11, area veterans gathered at the fairgrounds for a parade line up. Their children and grandchildren were dismissed from classes to accompany their loved ones in that parade.
The parade proceeded down Joplin Street via police escort. Veterans received their Challenge Coin from school representatives in front of the PAC before completing the route around the town square and back to the fairgrounds.
The community gathered along the route, waving their flags and displaying their handwritten sentiments of appreciation.
Although the program wasn’t the traditional celebration, it was evident on the smiles of those being honored, as well as their loved ones, that this was a success.