Veterans Appreciation Week happenings

Peggy McGee

November is the month to pay tribute to all our veterans for their service to our country and often times to their communities after they have left the military. There will be a series of events in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area culminating on November 11. Unless indicated otherwise, all events are free.

November 9: The Continental School’s ceremony will take place at 8:15 a.m. at the school’s flagpole located just behind the district office at 1991 E. White House Canyon Road.

November 9: Sahuarita Intermediate School (SIS) will present a Tribute to Veterans at 9:00 a.m. in the SIS Gym, 350 W. Sahuarita Road. All U.S military personnel, veterans and the local community are invited.

November 9: Power Pack Attack Slam Dunk for SEEF basketball game at Walden Grove High School starting at 6:00 p.m. The whimsical competition will pit the students from Sahuarita and Walden Grove high schools against district administration and faculty members from both schools. Tickets are $3 for active and retired military and seniors over 65; $5 for those under 65; $20 for families. Food trucks will be available for your dining pleasure starting at 5:00 p.m. and during intermission. The half-time entertainment will feature a tribute to all veterans and active duty personnel who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces. In addition, Sahuarita High School’s Do Something Club will have a Million Thanks table set up where everyone can write a message to our serving military. Funds raised during this event will help SEEF continue to offer teacher mini-grants, teacher assistance toward National Board Certification and summer enrichment activities for students.

Tickets for the basketball game are available online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

November 11: Wreath Laying Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery, 18751 S. La Canada Drive, Sahuarita. This is a great opportunity to pay tribute to all veterans, both living and deceased.

However you spend Veterans Day please pause to remember the sacrifices made by our military, both living and dead.