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School History

Our School!

David Robert 'Bobby' Ray

Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School is named as a tribute to all veterans. Our namesake, David Robert 'Bobby' Ray, attended our school when it was a high school. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee Knoxville before joining the military. He was killed at Phu Loc, Quang Nam Province in Vietnam on March 12, 1969. Because of his heroic efforts to save the lives of his fallen comrades while under heavy fire, Ray was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor becoming the only Warren Countian ever to be so honored.
School Mascot
Bobby Ray Memorial is the home of the Stars. Our name is taken from the Medal of Honor that was posthumously awarded to Bobby Ray. The Medal of Honor consists of a five pointed bronze star attached to a light blue silk ribbon and is awarded to a recipient who has "distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." *
"An Act to Amend Titles 10, 14, and 38, United States Code, with Respect to the Award of Certain Medals and the Medal of Honor Roll," July 25, 1956, HR 2998, Public Law 88-77, 77 Stat. 93.
School Pledge

I will act in such a way
That I will be proud of myself,
And others will be proud of me, too.

I came to school to learn,
And I will learn.

I will have a good day!

School Motto
"We share the past.
We serve the present.
We educate the future."
School Colors
Because Bobby Ray served as a hospital corpsman, 2nd class in the U.S.Navy,navy and white represent the colors of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School.