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September 24, 2018

Lanigan Elementary Honors Community, Staff Veterans


FULTON – Lanigan Elementary School fifth grade teacher Aaron Koproski encouraged all students during a recent Veterans’ Day assembly to say at least two words to people who have served in the Armed Forces: thank you.

Decked out in red, white and blue, kindergartener Vita Galini puts her hand nearest her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at a Veterans’ Day assembly at Lanigan Elementary. Galini honored her grandfather, Ron Rupert who served in the U.S. Army.

Decked out in red, white and blue, kindergartener Vita Galini puts her hand nearest her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at a Veterans’ Day assembly at Lanigan Elementary. Galini honored her grandfather, Ron Rupert who served in the U.S. Army.

Thanking veterans for their service will show love and appreciation for sacrifices they have made for their country, Koproski said.

After students, staff and veterans recited the Pledge of Allegiance together, Koproski’s class shared facts about the history of Veterans’ Day and a representative from the Fulton VFW taught students how to give a proper salute.

About two dozen veterans were nominated by Lanigan students and presented with recognition certificates.

Principal Jeff Hendrickson also honored the following staff members for their service: head custodian Earl Butler (Marines), teacher aide David Cronk (Coast Guard), fourth grade teacher Janet Rolf (Army) and third grade teacher Holly Rhoads (Air Force).

Lanigan fifth grade student Maria Brownell shakes hands with veteran Wayne Visconti, who was honored alongside two dozen other veterans during a school assembly. Visconti served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956.

Lanigan fifth grade student Maria Brownell shakes hands with veteran Wayne Visconti, who was honored alongside two dozen other veterans during a school assembly. Visconti served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanigan students salute during a recent Veterans’ Day assembly. Students were encouraged to thank veterans for their service and sacrifices.

Lanigan students salute during a recent Veterans’ Day assembly. Students were encouraged to thank veterans for their service and sacrifices.

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