By: Helen Elkins
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Lunch with a veteran was the highlight of the day Tuesday, November 11, at Stryker Local Schools to commemorate Veterans Day.
One way the staff and students like to thank our military members, past or present, is by having them come in and dine with the students. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, parents, or any military family member of students were welcome to come in and spend time together.
Military men and women dotted the halls and cafeteria, some in uniform and others in street clothes, and were honored by students and teachers alike.
Some of the junior high and high school classes were teaming up with the Red Cross initiative “Holiday Mail for Heroes” to “send holiday wishes to active military, their families and veterans in homes and hospitals. The Holiday Mail campaign gives schools, organizations, companies and individuals an opportunity to honor our servicemen and women by sending cards during the holiday season,” as stated on the Red Cross website.
Mrs. Jimenez’s 9th grade world history class was abuzz with activity as the students created holiday cards for this campaign. It is a great way of thanking our veterans and military members while learning about the freedoms they provide.
Thank you for honoring our veterans.
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