Honoring Our Veterans and Active Service Members

Honoring Our Veterans and Active Service Members
Posted on 11/11/2021

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November 11, 2021

Dear Douglas County School District Families and Staff,

On this Veterans Day, I want to pause and take a moment to reflect and thank those who have served our country and those who are currently serving. I especially want to thank the veterans in our Douglas County community, including some former DCSD students and some current DCSD staff members. Thank you for all you have done to provide us with our freedom and safety.

Many of our schools in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) are spending time today honoring our active service members and veterans. For example, the Student Lighthouse Team at Redstone Elementary in Highlands Ranch is celebrating with an assembly, a Wall of Heroes, and a community outreach project where students will write letters of thanks to those currently stationed at Buckley Air Force Base. At Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, a special assembly honors those who have unselfishly served our great country. And at Pioneer Elementary in Parker, students, families and very special veterans are being celebrated with a flag ceremony, songs, speakers, and a presentation of the veterans.

Thank you for joining me in honoring our veterans and active service members. I’m truly grateful to be part of this amazing community.


Corey Wise
Douglas County School District

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