West Middle School Music-Band teacher conducts Stars and Strips medley honoring members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Photos by Stefan Krusze
On Nov. 8 as a prelude to the Veterans Day Holiday, West Middle Students, faculty and staff paid tribute and honor to military Veterans. Students created works of art that honored and reflected the contributions and sacrifices of Veterans, in some cases were and are still being made by their family members. Posters in the iconic Shepard Fairey Hope style made by students were on prominent display in the main hallway of the school which included biographies of many student body members with family that were in the military. Also taking part was Veteran’s Puppies for Life. The organization was selling commemorative military style dog tags to raise funds to provide a companion dog to a vet.
With a history lesson to students and reminder to the staff, decorated U.S. Army combat Veteran Don Brehm gave a historical account of Lt. Col. John McCrae, a Canadian physician during World War I. McCrae wrote the war poem In Flanders Fields.
Vietnam combat Veteran, American Legion Post 103 Member and FT. Logan Honor Guard, Don Brehm gives a historical insight about WWI Veteran Lt. Col. John McCrae and his poem In Flanders Fields with an emotional heart felt reading of the poem.
West Middle School student made artwork in the iconic Shepard Fairey ‘Hope” style posters honoring and celebrating family members of Veterans past and present.
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