Veterans Day

Honoring those who served | Rockdale ISD

Please join Rockdale ISD students, faculty, and staff, in honoring and thanking all who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The Veterans Day program this year will be a joint effort with all four schools presenting at one location - Tiger Stadium. Our bands, elementary and intermediate students, and local school clubs will perform for our local veterans and their families.

The communities of Rockdale and surrounding areas are invited to attend.

RISD Veterans Day Program

Monday, Nov. 12th 2012 at 1:15pm

Tiger Stadium, Rockdale, TX

Rockdale, TX


12:00 PM Lunch for local veterans and their spouses at Rockdale Junior High (call 430-6100 for more information)

1:15 PM Ceremony begins at Tiger Stadium

1:25 PM Elementary school students

1:35 PM Junior High Patriots Pen

1:40 PM RJH and RHS Bands

1:50 PM Voice of Democracy - High School

2:00 PM Intermediate school students

2:10 PM RHS Student Council

2:20 PM Closing

The History of Veterans Day

November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.' As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.