Two Veterans Day programs are taking place tomorrow (Friday) with veterans and members of the public invited to both events. The first is at 9:30 a.m. at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, and will be presented by Chillicothe High School and the Chillicothe FFA. The second is at 1:45 p.m. at the Chillicothe Middle School Fieldhouse.

Two Veterans Day programs are taking place tomorrow (Friday) with veterans and members of the public invited to both events. The first is at 9:30 a.m. at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, and will be presented by Chillicothe High School and the Chillicothe FFA. The second is at 1:45 p.m. at the Chillicothe Middle School Fieldhouse. High School Program: The program at the performing arts center begins with registration of guests and veterans in the PAC foyer from 8:45 until 9:30 a.m. Veterans are asked to arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the 9:30 program. Brian Sherrow, Jim Wheeler and Pat Jones will give introductions and the welcome, followed by FFA members presenting the Colors. The Choraliers will sing the national anthem. Student essays will be read by Madeline Wilford (sophomore), Sarah Graves (junior), and Alexei Dickerson (senior). The band will play military songs and the fight song of each military branch of service to recognize the veterans in attendance. The program will conclude with the Pledge of Allegiance. Middle School Program: All military veterans are invited to arrive at 1:30 p.m. and enjoy cookies and punch prepared by the students. The assembly, open to the public, begins at 1:45 p.m. and will include guest speakers from the four branches of the military. Allisha Eckert (Air Force), Nate Davenport (Marines), Mike Jones (Army) and Stephen Helmer (Navy) speaking via a video message. Davenport will bring a bomb detection dog with him. As each speaker is introduced, Jaime Pauls will play on piano the fight songs of each military branch. The program will include the middle school band and choir performing patriotic songs, as well as the cheerleaders doing a dance routine and the twirlers performing to a military song. The program will end with the veterans assembling in line formation to give students the opportunity to shake their hands and thank them for their service. The program is expected to last about an hour. Bishop Hogan Memorial School hosted its Veterans Appreciation program Thursday. The program took place at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch for those attending the program.