Veterans Day is this weekend, and the different area schools, including Missouri S&T are getting ready to observe it different ways. The public schools will have assemblies honoring family and community veterans, and the university is building their Heroes Field, a visual commemoration.

St. James

St. James High School will be hosting their Veterans day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in their gymnasium. Attendees are requested to be there by 9:45 a.m.. The assembly will include recognition of veterans, performances by the high school band and choir, and remarks by Col. Paul R. Rosewitz (Ret).
Lucy Wortham James Elementary is holding their celebrations this Friday as well, and will feature a slideshow of local veterans to show the students. The elementary students have also been encouraged to wear patriotic colors this week, leading up to the assembly.
St. James Middle School’s assembly will be in their gymnasium from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The Rolla public schools will each be celebrating their veterans today. Rolla High School is hosting a veterans day luncheon and assembly today at 10:45. The assembly features music form the RHS choir, band and Men of Song. Robert Kenine is the keynote speaker. Kenine was injured in Baghdad when an EEP hit his vehicle. He now uses his story to educate and inspire others.
Rolla Junior High will be holding their assemble early this morning at 8:45, and the 3rd grade students of Mark Twain Elementary will be performing in their Veterans Day assembly at 1 p.m..Wyman Elementary will host their assemble at 1:30 p.m..
And while not on held on Veterans Day, the Honoring our Heroes Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay Marathon  and 5K will be held at Lions Club Park,
 to honor active military and raise funds for local veterans causes. Free pre and post race massages, meals and more for half, relay, and full marathoners. There is no race day registration; online registration ends 11/13. To register online or for more information visit website: or call 573 -729-1041.

Missouri S&T 

Residents can visit the Heroes Field project on Missouri S&T’s campus, just outside the Havener Center. The campus community has been spending the days before Veterans day by individually taking flags and placing them in the lawn to commemorate someone they know how has served or is currently serving the county. The goal, according to the Student Veterans Resource Center, is to build a giant, visual representation of how many people are impacted by veterans and service members. Donations are also being accepted to help local campus veterans in need.