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LaGrange Academy Honor Local Veterans With Catered Lunch

LaGrange Academy Honor Local  Veterans With Catered Lunch

LaGrange Academy Honor Local Veterans With Catered Lunch

LastFriday,studentsat LaGrangeAcademyhonored localveteranswithacatered luncheon and program. Students from Pre-K through fifth grade and the upper school chorus serenaded the veterans, and JK Culinary from Columbus donated a lovely buffet meal. This program began in 2008, and was originally for veterans of World War II. Mrs. Janice Ingram, the sponsor of the school’s National Honor Society, explained. “A dear church friend who was a WWII veteran was afraid that the younger generations would forget what transpired during that war. He had been a medic in the Army and was present when Dachau was liberated; he told me that Eisenhower had the soldiers take pictures because Eisenhower felt that the time would come when people would say that the holocaust never happened. So, she made a commitment to my friend LaGrange Academy Honor Local Veterans With Catered Lunch

Day celebration, but he unfortunately died before the event. The first event was my way of saying “thanks” – my father was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed.”

After the success of the first program, students in the LaGrange Academy National Honor Society asked to create a new tradition. The program is held before the actual Veterans Day so that these heroes may celebrate with their friends and family on the holiday itself. Honor Society members are responsible for contacting the vets, planning the event, and clean-up. They also have thehonor of spending time one on one with war veterans, remembering those important times from the past. The students are making sure that the sacrifices of our veterans are not forgotten.

that ‘we will not forget’ – the title of the Warrior Wall. He responded to my invitation to attend our first Veterans

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