GPS Honors Veterans

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More than 140 veterans of service in the United States military met their daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters for lunch on Monday as GPS celebrated Veterans Day. Although the flags lining the sidewalks of the school were damp with the day’s rain, spirits at the luncheon were high as veterans shared stories from every branch of the Armed Forces, from World War II through the ongoing action in Afghanistan. 

Thanks to the efforts of the Key Club and Junior American Citizens Club, GPS goes all out every year to recognize Veterans Day and honor the country’s military.

A Wall of Honor is posted annually in the Rotunda and lists the names of student and faculty family members who served in the military. 

Headmaster Randy Tucker welcomed the veterans to campus and spoke briefly of his own service in Vietnam. Several faculty members were among those who hosted their fathers and other relatives and honored their past service.

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