Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County High School has announced that there will be no Veterans Day Program at the high school this year due to health concerns.
"We regret that we will not be able to honor our veterans on Veterans Day as we normally do at Edmonson County Schools," said Superintendent Brian Alexander. "All of our schools have worked very hard to develop alternative methods of educating our students in all of our schools, so the students of Edmonson County understand the sacrifice our veterans have made for the freedom we all enjoy. Our local VFW has worked with Edmonson County High School this year for the Voice of Democracy essays, but the representatives for the VFW agree that an assembly with our cherished veterans is not a good idea at this time, due to possible COVID exposure."
While the program itself will not be held, Supt. Alexander said schools will honor veterans in the classroom this week.
"Again, we thank our Veterans and I ensure everyone we will honor them on November 11th. Our students will learn about the tremendous price that has been paid for the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America. However, we want to keep our veterans safe as well. We anxiously look forward to resuming our traditional ceremonies for honoring our veterans again next year."