Photo by Mike Alzamora/Arp ISD

In honor of Veterans Day, all three Arp ISD campuses prepared a program showing respect and remembrance of this national holiday.

Please enjoy the video above as we pay tribute to all that have served in one capacity or another in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Arp Elementary School students under the direction of Ms. Emily Ortiz sang:

"This Land is Your Land" By Woody Guthrie.

"You're a Grand Old Flag" By George M. Cohan.

Arp Junior High Students under the guidance of principal Jason Shieldes raised a United States flag at a flag pole dedicated to our veterans.  They then recited the "Pledge of Allegiance."

That was followed up by a poem.

"They Keep Us Free" By Roger Robicheau was recited by eighth grader Elizabeth Lee.

The Arp High School program, directed by principal Mike Miller and band director Chris Cook, consisted of a concert by the Tiger Pride Band as well as the reading of two historic excerpts.

Their performance included:

"The Star-Spangled Banner" By Francis Scott Key.

"Amazing Grace & God Bless America Medley" By Newton & Berlin.

"Service Song Medley" By Zimmermann, Sousa, Offenbach, Crawford.

"Taps" By Daniel Butterfield.

Arp High School Wind Ensemble

Conducted by Chris Cook

FlutesAlto SaxophonesTrombones
Rose Hernandez
William AtkinsonAJ Arrington *
Lindsey Johnson Isaac PenneyLuke Allen *
Allee McCollumCase ArringtonAlex Rodriguez
Annalee PrestidgeAndie Miller
Chadster Ellis
ClarinetsBaritone SaxophoneTubas
Christy RodriguezHunter NashJacob Hooper*
Madalyn PooleEmmanuel Ponce
Kate PazPaul Oliguerio
Makayla Garcia
Karli Flowers
Macey Ducksworth
Joslyn Swinney-Dewberry
Sarah Hunley
Bass & Contra ClarinetTrumpetsPercussion
Jocelyn RodriguezEthan Day *Michael Herrell
Zoey GarciaFisher Arrington *Shawn Sawyer
Erick NochezKyle Duffy
Jackson Cavazos
Raymon Veloz
Caleb McClure
French HornsPiano* Taps (Brass Quintet)
 Skylar KingJennifer Arrington
Nicholas Locklear

Junior Landry Barry read "The Origins of Veterans Day" as it is chronicled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Then Sophomore Kaitlyn Williams read multiple portions of "The History of Taps" from an article written by U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Jari Villanueva.

Happy Veterans Day 2021!