Veterans Day 2023

When: Friday, November 10, 9:45 – 11:15am

Where: Heritage Christian School (255 Hackberry St, North Liberty, IA 52317)

Heritage Christian School is hosting our Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 10 from 9:45am-11:15am. As part of an annual tradition, community members and parents are invited to join the students and staff of Heritage Christian School to honor and thank present and past members of the United States Armed Forces. Classes are suspended for the morning as the entire school participates in the half-day program.  The program will feature instrumental and choral performances, an Armed Forces Salute, and presentation of the colors.

Our speaker this year is retired Air Force Colonel Damien Pickart, who is the proud husband of our middle school language arts teacher, Mrs. Vanessa Pickart. Colonel Pickart enlisted in the Air Force in 1992, first serving as an enlisted jet mechanic on F-16s before earning his officer commission through the University of Iowa’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1997. He briefly flew before becoming a public relations officer, serving as a spokesperson and strategic communications advisor to senior leaders in the Air Force, Army and Navy, as well as the Secretary of Defense. He deployed to the Middle East six times, serving a total of four years in combat zones including multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He and his family moved ten times prior to his retirement in March 2023.

At the end of the event, each Heritage student shakes the hand of each veteran in attendance, thanking them for their service. It is a very memorable and special event that you will not want to miss.

Comments and questions can be directed to Brian Goodbar, Heritage Christian School Head of School, 255 Hackberry St., North Liberty,, 319-626-4777.

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