25 Athletic teams from Westlake High School and Lee Burneson Middle School, along with WDAB and the Athletic Department, have each planted a flag in honor of American Veterans for a total of 27 flags.
Working with WDAB, each team selected a veteran to celebrate. Those recognized include service men and women from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps. The students selected parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Westlake alumni, neighbors and friends.
“Each veteran has a connection to the Westlake athletic community,” stated Virnette House-Browning, President of Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters. “They are grandparents, neighbors, friends, uncles, aunts and some even work within the school district. They are selfless individuals and we honor their commitment to our country.”
Signs highlighting the honoree(s), their branch of service and team name accompany each flag. In addition, each veteran shared their biography and their incredible stories, including those who served in World War II, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and many other experiences.
The flag display is available through Sunday, November 13, near the main entrance of Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd. in Westlake. A full list of honored veterans, photos & biographies available at westlakeathleticboosters.org
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