Crosby schools celebrate Veterans

CROSBY – Formerly the Red, White and You, the Crosby ISD Veteran’s Celebration was held Thursday night from 6:30 the schedule indicated the first half hour would be in recognition of the veterans known to be in attendance but frankly the parking lot was packed by 6:10 p.m. The venue as moved from the football field to inside the Middle School Gym and improved. The crowd overflowed one side of the gym and loosely filled the other side. The first four rows were reserved for veterans and family and veterans were given posies to wear for recognition.

It was clear that Mr. Knight and Mr. Blanchard had rehearsed each group from Crosby campuses. A medley of patriotic songs beginning with the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” and “This Land is My Land” with the Okie’s abbreviated – all the way to the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” were performed.

According to Vanessa Barnes, “This is a great night with a great performance and I feel like this community needs this.”

“I am especially glad to be here for this performance tonight, it is especially meaningful for me,” said Casey Sherrod, who is active duty military and formerly a Crosby High School graduate.