Christ the King School in Rutland will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the school gym.

In 2003, Christ the King School made an executive decision to remain open on Veterans Day to teach students the importance of veterans. The ceremony honors all United States Veterans and is open to the public.

“In 2003, when working on the calendar I thought that we should be in school on Veterans Day and teach the students the significance of Veterans Day,” said Pauline Hackett, a retired CKS teacher. “At that time, all the schools had the day off. I felt our students needed to understand what veterans do for them and more importantly, I wanted the veterans to witness the students’ appreciation for them.”

The ceremony will be hosted by the fourth and seventh graders with guest speakers to include Michael Alexander, principal of Mount St. Joseph Academy

(lieutenant colonel/Army), Sherman Hunt (lieutenant/Marines) and Ron Fairbanks. Students will demonstrate how to fold the American flag, explain what the Pledge of Allegiance means and sing patriotic songs.

Following the service, there will be refreshments for the veterans and their families.

For more information, call the school at 802-773-0500.