Barbara Blankenship, a re-enactor with the Buffalo Soldier Assn., has sewn over 30 historically correct outfits. 

Veterans Day at Elgin School

The 23rd annual Veterans Day program at the Elgin School featured a talk by Charles Hancock, the president of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers, who gave a history of the Buffalo Soldiers and described the life of black soldiers in the late 1800’s. 

The program began with the posting of colors, singing of the National Anthem by Sonora Cubillas-Schmitt, student awards, the reading of essays, musical presentations, the recitation of a poem by Pastor Steve Lindsey and recognition of local vets. The students and staff then served breakfast to the attendees.

Suzanne Sainz, the County Recorder, and Posie Piper visit at the Patagonia School Veterans Day Ceremony.

Veterans Day in Patagonia

The Veterans day hosted by Patagonia Public Schools was organized by teacher Nate Porter, the Student Council and participating students. The program included an address from Army veteran and High School Board President Ron Pitt. 

The High School Public Broadcasting class presented its video “Veterans on the Value of Service.” The fourth graders performed America the Beautiful and the fifth graders recited original haikus about veterans. 

Local Veterans meet with Cynthia Matus-Morriss and State Senator Andrea Dallesandro. 

The dual credit high school poetry performed an original spoken word and Isaiah Ruiz played the trumpet.