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September 21, 2018

Veterans Honored At Special Ceremony At APW Elementary


Featured guests of honor at a recent Veterans’ Day celebration at APW Elementary School are pictured with their children in back left: Luke Koch (Army) with children Madison LaShomb and Evan Ellis; Shawn Emmons (Marines) with daughter Gabriella Emmons; John Johnson (Navy) with daughter Karisa Johnson; and Jose Rolon (Army) with Jacob and Kayleigh Rolon.

Featured guests of honor at a recent Veterans’ Day celebration at APW Elementary School are pictured with their children in back left: Luke Koch (Army) with children Madison LaShomb and Evan Ellis; Shawn Emmons (Marines) with daughter Gabriella Emmons; John Johnson (Navy) with daughter Karisa Johnson; and Jose Rolon (Army) with Jacob and Kayleigh Rolon.

PARISH – In a heartfelt and emotional tribute, the students and staff at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School honored those who have served their country in the armed forces during a special Veterans’ Day assembly at the school.

Special guests included veterans whose children currently attend the school.

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow…” inspired some classes at APW Elementary to create special “poppies” to celebrate Veterans’ Day at the school. The poppy has become a symbol of support for veterans and was inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae.

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow…” inspired some classes at APW Elementary to create special “poppies” to celebrate Veterans’ Day at the school. The poppy has become a symbol of support for veterans and was inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae.

Students sang patriotic songs, performed a Veterans’ Day play and talked about the significance of the holiday.

APW Elementary School Principal Julie Woolson spoke to the students about the sacrifices made by service men and women who have fought to protect the freedoms that we, in the United States, enjoy.

She asked the students to “put that in your heart” and remember those veterans who have served on this special day and every day.

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