Tecumseh Public Schools is proud to announce its upcoming Veterans Day celebration, “We Salute,” set to take place on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 1:45 p.m. in the heart of the Sculpture Garden at Tecumseh High School. This collaborative event brings together various school departments and organizations, including the Sculpture Garden Committee, Art Department, Art Club, National Art Honor Society, Choir Program, Band Program, Strings Program, and ROTC, to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans.
Highlighting this year’s event is creating a meaningful and symbolic arch made of crutches, representing the immense sacrifices made by veterans for our country. This stunning art installation will be designed and crafted by the THS Sculpture class in partnership with local artist Jim Bundshuh. Jim himself is a veteran, serving nine years in the United States Army from 1983 to 1992.
To honor families with personal veterans, TPS has teamed up with Maumee Print & Graphics to offer a unique opportunity. Families and friends can purchase special yard signs for $25, which will be displayed in the Sculpture Garden throughout November. After the event concludes, the Arch will remain on display for the year, while the signs will be returned to their families as cherished keepsakes.
Additionally, $10 from each sign sale will be donated to a local veterans organization, further supporting the cause.
Complementing the Arch, Sculpture students will craft a captivating installation of figures made from clear packing tape, each capturing iconic and well-known poses. These figures will be strategically placed throughout the Sculpture Garden, adding a visual layer of reverence to the event.
The dedicated Sculpture Garden Committee, comprised of Jackie Whiteley, Ron Frenzen, Christine Obeid, and Sarah Carter, has been pivotal in coordinating this heartfelt celebration. Their collective efforts encompass brainstorming ideas, procuring materials, and garnering support from school and community members to ensure the event’s success.
Adding an artistic touch to the proceedings, Ashley LaVoy from the 3rd-4th grade buildings will contribute patriotic art to adorn the heart sculpture, enhancing the event’s visual impact.
If you want to purchase a veteran yard sign, please visit http://www.maumeeprint.com/wesalute for more information.