The director of our Veteran’s Day Program, Mrs. Debbie Brown, is our music and arts teacher at Bay City Christian School. She’s passionate about this annual program. Her son is in the military, and she’s also the daughter of veteran and war hero Jack Muncie who served in the Korean War. Last year, she was able to share some of her father experiences in the war that really remind us how important it is to appreciate the sacrifices veterans made defending our freedom. She said, “We don’t always hear the real stories, the nitty-gritty. Number one, they don’t like to tell it. Number two, we don’t always want to hear it because it could be gory, but when you find out what they went through, we don’t want to think about it.”
“I don’t know why I got to live.”
Mrs. Brown explains he had several close brushes with death, “At one time during the war, his platoon was surrounded and started getting picked off. In the end, there was only him and one other fellow left from his entire platoon.”
Mrs. Brown was touched, “He realized that he could have been a hero there, but he was a hero to his children.”
“I know why. It’s my children.”
“He realized that he could have been a hero there, but he was a hero to his children.”
You can see pictures and hear more about Mr. Muncie’s life, stories, and honor flight, told by Mrs. Debbie Brown, during last year’s Veterans Day Program – just click on the video.
As a part of our program this year, we have a green beret from the Vietnam War sharing his testimony and some pictures. He’ll be talking about what it was like to be in the Vietnam War and to come back home after the war. Another part of the program that’s included every year, is a favorite for Mrs. Brown. “We sing each branch song to watch the different military people stand up — the army people and the navy people and the coast guard. It thrills me just to see them stand!”
Mrs. Brown loves it that almost every year, a veteran tells her that they were invited by another veteran, “They tell me, my friend came last year and told me this is something I really want to come to.” It’s another reason why she and the students enjoy doing the program every year.
Mrs. Brown and the music and arts students of Bay City Christian School invite you to come out and honor the veterans of northeast Wisconsin, together with us, on this special day. They are passionate about creating an excellent program that says “thank you” to our area veterans and helps everyone better understand and respect our men and women in uniform. Mrs. Brown adds, “I never want them to forget Veterans Day, on the 11th hour, and 11th day, of the 11th month.”
The Bay City Christian School Veterans Program begins at 8:45 on Wednesday, November 11th at 1840 Bond Street in Green Bay. We would be pleased if you would join us as we honor our veterans.
“I never want them to forget Veterans Day, on the 11th hour, and 11th day, of the 11th month.”