Students and staff of Portsmouth City Schools honored veterans with songs and speeches during the various programs held throughout the district. At PHS, fourth grade students (PES) sang several selections and honored staff members that have served and presently serve in the military. PHS Expressions also performed and S. Parker, PHS junior, closed the program with "Taps". Miss Emily Smith directed the PHS Choir and was accompanied by Mrs. Judy Smith. Mr. Swintek accompanied on "Taps" and Mrs. Twilight Pack directed the 4th grade students.
PES held their Veterans program in the afternoon which included the 4th grade students and Trojan Express as musical performers. Again, Mrs. Pack directed the 4th grade students and Mrs. Laurie O'Brien led the Trojan Express.
EPE's program included 5th and 6th graders sharing songs and several students reading their essays titled "What Veterans Day Means to Me". Several veterans were in attendance.