27 flags honored 27 veterans at WHS annual display

Flags honoring local veterans line the lawn in front of Westlake High School.

Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) was thrilled to share its fourth annual Veterans Day Flag Display at Westlake High School. Twenty-five athletic teams from Westlake High School and Lee Burneson Middle School, along with WDAB and the Athletic Department, each planted a flag in honor of American veterans for a total of 27 flags.

Working with WDAB, each team selected a veteran to celebrate. Those recognized include service men and women from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps. The students selected parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Westlake alumni, neighbors, and friends.

“Each veteran has a connection to the Westlake athletic community,” stated Virnette House-Browning, President of Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters. “They are grandparents, neighbors, friends, uncles, aunts and some even work within the school district. They are selfless individuals and we honor their commitment to our country.”

Signs highlighting the honoree(s), their branch of service and team name accompanied each flag. In addition, each veteran shared their biography and their incredible stories, including those who served in World War II, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and many other experiences.

Though the flags are no longer on display at the WHS entrance, a full list of the honored veterans, photos and biographies is available at westlakeathleticboosters.org.

Jane Peer

I've been a Westlake community member for more than 30 years having attended Westlake High School and now I'm raising my family here. I am currently the press contact for the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) sharing information about the organization including Spirit Rally's, Events and fund raising opportunities

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 10:10 AM, 11.15.2022