Veterans Day programs are taking place today in Towanda, North Rome
The public is invited to attend two Veterans Day programs today, one at the North Rome Christian School that will honor World War II veterans, and the other at the Towanda Junior/Senior High School auditorium, where state Rep. Tina Pickett will be the featured speaker.
American Legion Post 42 will be presenting the program in the Towanda Junior/Senior High School auditorium, which begins at 11 a.m. The school's eighth grade class will be attending the program.
"Community members are invited to attend (the program) as we pay tribute to our veterans," according to the Towanda School District's website.
The program at the North Rome Christian School, which takes place in the sanctuary of the North Rome Wesleyan Church, begins at 9 a.m.
Three World War II veterans from Bradford County - Howard Kerr, who served in the Marines; Newman Benson, who served in the Army; and Tom Fairchild Sr., who served in the Air Force - will be participating in the program at the North Rome Christian School, said school board president Nancy Schrader. "We anticipate that they will be speaking," she said.
Fairchild "will share his experiences in a P.O.W. camp" and Benson will also have a few things to say, she said.
Pickett and Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller will both say a few words at the North Rome Christian School (NRCS) program, she said. The NRCS program will also feature a short video on the meaning of Veterans Day. A color guard from Potterville V.F.W. Post 6824 will also be participating in the program.
The program at North Rome Christian School is an assembly of the entire student body, and the public is also invited to attend, said school Administrator Lee Ann Carmichael.
The North Rome Christian School is located on North Rome Road in North Rome.