The Italy ISD will honor the military for a Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 9:00 am in the High School Dome. We will have donuts and coffee at 8:30 in the dome for all veterans and their families. All veterans along with the entire community are welcome to attend.
Italy ISD will honor the military for Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 am at Italy High School Dome. All veterans and community are welcome to attend.
Italy High School will be hosting their annual Veteran’s Program on Friday November 11 and is asking for your loved ones pictures to be put in their slide show.
Italy ISD will honor the military for Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 9:00am in the George Scott Coliseum. All veterans and community are welcome to attend.
The Italy ISD will honor the military at a Veterans Day program planned for Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The ceremony will be held in the old Italy High School Gymnasium and is scheduled for 9:00am. All veterans along with the entire community is welcome to attend.
Italy High School will be hosting our annual Veteran’s Program on November 11 and is asking for your loved ones pictures to be put in our slide show.
The world’s most famous war memorial poem by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. It was composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium.
Beginning with the MAAG teams in the 1950’s, Operation Chopper in 1962, and continuing to March 1973, we remember and thank those that fought and served throughout Southeast Asia.
Being a Gladiator is forever and high school was just the beginning for former Italy High School student-athlete and now Naval Electricians Mate 3rd class petty officer Zachary Hernandez who will be in town for a short visit during the Christmas holiday.
On Veterans Day, the administrators, staff and students of Italy ISD showed their appreciation to local veterans by hosting a program to honor them.
Growing up in the Maida household consisted of strict discipline, forced sharing with two sisters, garden veggies, fried bologna and war stories to name a few. My mother met my father in San Diego during WWII. She was from Italy, Texas stationed at Camp Pendleton in the Navy – he was a Marine from Syracuse, New York that had been wounded on Hill 660 and was also at Pendleton. Daddy was born in the country of Italy and had come to America when he was a year old.
The students and faculty at Italy High School will have their Veteran’s Day Program in the George E. Scott Coliseum on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. All veterans and community members are welcomed to attend.
A prayer for D-Day but appropriate for the challenges our country faces today
Memorial Day is now known mainly for its holiday sales and the beginning of summer. A much smaller cross-section of Americans go to places such as Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas for remembrances, and that’s a shame.
If you weren’t alive on May 8th, 1945, I don’t think we can know how households, towns, and the entire nation felt when victory was declared in Europe. The political and industrial leaders of America had already started planning for the post-war era, but Americans were simply thankful that one part of a dreadful war was over. The war against Japan continued but victories there were starting to mount.
Monday morning it was standing room only in Milford ISD’s gymnasium as the school and community came together to honor the veterans for Veterans Day.
The Italy Independent School District honored United States Veterans Monday morning with a community wide program. Students from elementary school through high school were involved in honoring the men and women who have served their country.
Most heroes don’t think they are deserving of the title. Most of them say they were just doing their job. Most veterans will tell you they are not heroes, but they are. Their sacrifice and willingness to give their life for their country prove they are heroes in their own right. Anytime someone is responsible for saving another’s life, they are a hero.
The Italy ISD’s high school and elementary campuses will honor the military at a Veterans Day program planned for Monday, November 11, 2013. The ceremony will be held in the old Italy High School Gymnasium and is scheduled for 9:00am. All veterans along with the entire community is welcome to attend.
Several years ago, Thomas Franklin Porterfield and his wife, Mary, decided that they would place flags on the graves of veterans at the Italy Cemetery. Porterfield was a retired Air Force officer and realized the sacrifice each veteran had given for America. Thus a tradition was born.
War hero Ryan “Birdman” Parrott embarks on 100-mile jog to raise 100k for research related to improving the lives of burn survivors and makes a brief stop in Italy where he receives a hero’s welcome from Mayor James Hobbs and fellow citizens.
68 years, a lifetime. 4 years was also a lifetime. 68 years ago today the nightmare for millions in Europe and America partially ended. Victory in Europe was the end of hostilities there, but it continued in the Pacific.
As a student at Italy High School, Quincy Babers never considered a career in the military; but when he got home one afternoon, an Army recruiter was sitting in his living room.
Al Boon, a long-time resident of Ennis, was proud to speak about the local veterans and the success in the establishment of the Ennis Veteran’s Memorial Monument. The City of Ennis, local civic organizations, and its residents should be commended for supporting the Ennis Veteran’s Memorial.
Both the Italy and Milford Fire Departments honor fallen war hero Chris Kyle as his funeral procession passes underneath the Dale Acres overpass.
On Friday, November 9, Stafford Elementary and Italy High School combined talents to honor our local Veterans. Even the youngest of the group participated in the honors.
The Italy ISD’s high school and elementary campuses will honor the military at a Veterans Day program planned for Friday, November 9, 2012. The ceremony will be held in the old Italy High School Gymnasium and is scheduled for 1:00pm. All veterans along with the entire community is welcome to attend.
November 11 is a day of celebration and honor for American Veterans. Thanks isn’t good enough for the sacrifices made or the willingness to put one’s life on the line. Gratitude may be small thing but it is what we want to give.
In July of this year we published information regarding First Lieutenant Andrew Freeman, a former Italy student, who went in harm’s way for his country and was injured in Afghanistan. We have received the following update from Andrew’s parents, Ray and Roma Freeman.
As Americans, we are blessed to live in the greatest country on earth where freedom is one of our biggest blessings. This freedom is one of the most expensive luxuries we have. It was paid for with the lives of members of our Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. These men and women have given us so much without expecting anything in return. The least we can do is to say “thank you”.
On Friday, November 11, the community is invited to an assembly honoring our local veterans at Italy High School. The celebration will begin promptly at 9:00am in the George Scott Gymnasium and everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue to carry on the theme of the day. Our veterans are invited to an intimate Meet & Greet gathering at 8:20am in the high school library before the main celebration. Refreshments will be served.
First Lieutenant Andrew Freeman, a former Italy student, went in harm’s way for his country and was injured last week in Afghanistan. The following info is from his dad, Ray Freeman:
James Bell is now eighty-eight years old and calls Trinity Mission his home. But the day he found out the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 he wanted to join the the Marine Corp. He was eighteen years old. Iwo Jima became his home for a while.
Dusty Porterfield will lead a Memorial Day Prayer Service at the Italy Cemetery at noon at the flag pole. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.
Enlisting in 2006, one year after graduation from Italy High School , Marine Sgt. Jacob Simon, one of the honored guests, spoke words of truth at the Italy ISD Veteran’s Day Celebration on Thursday.
The Milford ISD band was playing patriotic music and two young men of the Tri-M Student Honor Guard were carrying the flags across the auditorium presenting the “posting of the colors.” It gave me goose bumps.
Italy High School will have their Veterans Day program in the Multi Events Center (Dome) on November 11 at 9:30 a.m. All veterans and community members are welcome to attend.
65 years ago a determined generation of Americans celebrated V-J Day. It almost didn’t happen as Japanese Army officers tried to prevent Emperor Hirohito’s radio broadcast to the Japanese people announcing the defeat.
60 years ago the Korean War began and cost over 30,000 American lives. While the war has never officially ended we have allowed it to be forgotten by many Americans. In some cases it’s not even a footnote in the history books.
Church in the Wildwood Ministry has a message for all the troops. If you drive south on I-35E, you will notice a red, white and blue sign hanging on the fence that says, “PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS”. Alvin and Mayme Onstad try to fly their flag on the appropriate days and pray for our soldiers every day.
If you’re a veteran you’ve most certainly seen or heard this poem. If you’re over the age of 40 you’ve probably heard it. If you’re my age you remember when organizations gave away or raised money selling poppies this time of year.
Danny Neil, a graduate of Avalon High School, had known Ronnie Compton, a graduate of Italy High School, all his life. Their parents were friends so the boys had grown up together and knew each other very well. After graduation from high school, however, the friends lost track of each other.
Sometimes hearing “Thank You” keeps me going. I do things because I want to, not because I feel like I have to. When someone says thanks it makes me feel good. Most of us are so busy we sometimes forget to let someone know we appreciate them.
Red, white and blue were the colors of the day on Wednesday. Local veterans were honored at Italy High School with a commemorative program and a reception. Special music, photographs of days gone by and a guest speaker were on the agenda.
We are asking anyone in the Italy community to meet at the Italy Cemetery flag pole at 1:00PM Saturday, November 7th to put out flags on all of the Italy veteran’s graves. Hope to see you there.
The students and faculty at Italy High School will have their Veterans Day program in the Dome on November 11 at 10:00 a.m. All veterans and community members are welcome to attend.
Meals-on-Wheels client, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie, will be the first to tell you, he’s no hero, though he served his country not only at Okinawa during World War II, but he didn’t hesitate when his country needed him again during the Korean conflict.
The Bronze Star Medal has been awarded to Sergeant First Class Farrin W. Kerr of Italy, Texas for dedication and service to Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2008 to July 2009.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a holiday of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. It can also be a day to remember what other members have lost in service to our country.
Freedom, wonderful freedom. I have never fought in a war. I have never lost a child to war. Yet, I am allowed to live in a land that is free due to great sacrifice of others. I take for granted that I can go home each night to a warm, safe house and sleep in a warm bed. I have no worries of bombs going off where I lay trying to sleep. I don’t worry about trudging through foreign lands and foreign terrain praying I don’t step on a land mine or turn a corner and run into the enemy staring down his gun.