Letter to the Editor

Veterans invited to Nov. 11 program at McCook Elementary

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dear Editor,

We are extending an invitation to veterans to join us on Friday, November11th as we celebrate Veterans Day at McCook Elementary School.

Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces and to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated.

If you are a veteran, or have a veteran in your family that would be interested in coming to school to share, call the school at 345-5681 or send an email to Linda Wood (lwood@mccookbison.org). We will have an assembly starting at 9:00 to recognize all veterans. After the assembly, veterans who are willing are invited to visit with students in the classroom, speak about their experiences, share memorabilia, and answer questions. We believe Veterans Day will be more memorable for our students if they actually meet people who are veterans and hear their personal stories.

This year, we are accepting donations for items to be sent to soldiers who are fighting overseas in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Columbia. Students may bring items to school, which will be presented during our Veterans Day program to the "Adopt-A-Chaplain" program coordinated by Mrs. Ann Trail.

For more information, please call McCook Elementary School (345-5681) and ask for Mrs. Linda Wood, Library Media Specialist or Mr. Tim Garcia, Elementary Principal (345-5681).

Thank You,

Linda Wood,

McCook Elementry

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