Students' project honors veterans
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gathered in front of their large multi-panel project honoring America's veterans are the members of the 5th grade homeroom class of Mrs. Susan Barford at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe. They are front, left to right : Pam Grant, Dolsyn Koehler, Miranda Ziegenfus, Kai Mele, William Schwartz, Kayla Renode, and Jabez Carrasquilla; second row : Martin Hodge, Rain Rims, Dominic Madera, Jason Walck, Anthony Ward, Teegan Kunkel, and Julienne Pheiffer; back row : Tyler Szwed, Brian Haselden, Savannah Chandler, Emily Steigerwalt, Jaelen Kushner, Adam Lauer, Mrs. Susan Barford, Garret Holloway, Mazie Edwards, Makena Boger, Cobe Frycklund, and Principal Mrs. Holly Mordaunt. Missing from photo : Marley Hallihan.
Students at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe completed a large class project honoring America's veterans which was inspired by a quote from a Bruce Springstein song "wherever this flag's flown, we take care of our own".
The entire 5th grade homeroom class of Mrs. Susan Barford participated in the project which focus on the conflicts fought by veterans who are alive today.
Mrs. Barford said that "every year the class does a project for Veterans Day to thank the veterans for what they have done for our country."
"This year we focused on where the veterans have to go during times of war and peace."
The class was divided into separate groups with one group focused on America, another on World War II, another group on Korea, one on Vietnam, and another group on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Through this project, the students learned where the countries were, where the servicemen have to travel, and also how much the veterans sacrificed for their country.