Memorial Day

Posted: 5/14/2009 

Trinity to Honor Fallen Heroes at Special Ceremony

Five-thousand paint sticks printed with the names of fallen soldiers will be placed in the ground at Trinity High School to honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving their country.

The majority of the sticks represent those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there are soldiers' names from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.

The ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, on the west lawn of Trinity High School, behind the band building.

Marcia Brown, Trinity librarian, said she got the idea after seeing the project at a high school in Seattle that honored soldiers killed in Iraq. Brown presented the idea to school faculty and staff, and they decided to incorporate the names of soldiers from other wars.

Trinity employees and students have turned in names of soldiers they would like to see remembered.

Trinity students and the local community are encouraged to attend. The mayors, city councils, HEB ISD school board members, and administrators have been invited to attend. Some of the Trinity choir members will sing, and some band members will play Taps.

Sgt. Morales with the Marine recruiting office plans to have several of his men attend. The Euless Fire Dept. will present the colors. The Patriot Guard has also been invited. Charles Clark, a long-time Trinity employee, will be the main speaker.

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