MHS to host veterans night at basketball games on Jan. 13


Marshalltown High School will host its annual tribute to veterans night on Friday, January 13 at the Roundhouse during the varsity basketball games against Dowling Catholic.

All current and former military members will receive free admission for themselves and a guest.

The varsity girls will play at 6:15 p.m. followed by the varsity boys game. The salute to veterans will be held at approximately 7:30 p.m. between the varsity games.

The salute will include a medley of armed forces songs by the MHS National Anthem singers while veterans stand in recognition, special commemorative T-shirts for veterans, the presentation of colors and patriotic tunes by the MHS pep band.

MHS boys varsity basketball coach Scott Smith said last year’s event was an overwhelming success.

“It was a privilege to honor those who sacrifice so much so we can actually have the freedom to do what we do,” Smith said.