Memorial Day Celebration 2017

Honoring Our Local Heroes

Holly Grove Elementary - Honor, Service, and Sacrifice

It has become a tradition at Holly Grove Elementary School to present a community program each year to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, especially those of our extended school family. This 6th annual Memorial Day Celebration will take place on Friday, May 26th at 9:30 am at Holly Grove ES. In the past we have thanked hundreds of veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard members, and reservists for their service. More importantly, and in the tradition of Memorial Day, we have honored dozens of service members and their families who sacrificed all. We ask again this year for your help in teaching our students about honor, service, and sacrifice. Your presence and participation in this event is a powerful force toward that end. Consider joining us Friday morning May 26th and responding to the attached survey to submit names of service members we can honor.


The names that you submit of service members who died in any of America's conflicts will find a place of honor on our Memorial Wall. Names of veterans and active duty service members will be placed on banners, by branch, that will be decorated and signed by students along with notes of thanks. You may, if you'd like, send your own small photo and personalized message (together no larger than a 3x5 card) to school to be displayed near your loved one's name. Please write service member's name on any notes or pictures and send only copies please; no original photos.

To submit names: Please gather some information beforehand: name, rank/title, branch, conflict (if member was killed in action), then follow this link to complete a brief form. You will submit one name per form, but you may submit multiple forms: Deadline to submit names is Friday May 19th. We thank you for taking the time to help make this a memorable learning experience for our students. We look forward to honoring our local heroes and hope to see many of you as well on May 26th for this community celebration.


Honoree Form - Click to Submit Names


You may view past year's programs on the town's website. Here is one from 2015.

Holly Grove Elementary School Memorial Day Celebration 2015

Memorial Day Celebration

Friday, May 26th, 9:30-10:30am

1451 Avent Ferry Rd

Holly Springs, NC

9:00 - 9:30 Arrival of students and guests
9:30 - 10:30 Memorial Day program
10:30 - 11:00 PTA Reception for military guests


For more information contact the school at (919) 577-1700 or committee chairs: Meg Knox-Ingle mknox-ingle@wcpss.net, Amanda West awest1@wcpss.net, or Elizabeth Hale ehale@wcpss.net,