Galveston ISD’s Central Middle School hosted a Veterans’ Day Parade Nov. 11 honoring those who served in our nation’s military.
All students in grades fifth through eighth lined Sealy Street in front of the campus at 8:30 a.m. The students, decked out in red, white, and blue attire, waved flags and sported hand-made signs thanking our veterans for their service.
The parade, which traveled from 30th street to 32nd Street, consisted of military veterans, local police and firefighters, Galveston Mayor Craig Brown, State Representative Mayes Middleton, Councilwoman Sharon Lewis, Interim Police Chief Doug Balli, Police Captain Larry Chambers, and the Central Middle School Dancing Dolls.
“This is the first time we have hosted a parade for Veterans’ Day and we hope to make this an annual tradition,” says Central Middle School Principal Dr. Monique Lewis. “Our students were excited to take part and have the opportunity to say thank you to the ones who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.”
Galveston ISD is a public school district in Texas, established in 1884, that serves nearly 7,000 students. Its 12 Schools of Choice campuses consist of traditional and theme based schools, charter schools, STEM programs, magnet schools, and a mega-magnet high school. The district’s mission is to Educate, Engage and Empower EACH student for a life of Excellence. To learn more, visit www.gisd.org.