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Holmes Students In Darien Learn First-Hand Lessons About Veterans

Fourth-grader Whitney Grunow hugs her grandfather John O. Wolcott, who served in the Army for three years in Vietnam and in the Army Reserves for three years.
Fourth-grader Whitney Grunow hugs her grandfather John O. Wolcott, who served in the Army for three years in Vietnam and in the Army Reserves for three years. Photo Credit: contributed
Ten-year Army veteran Andrew Reardon was honored by his sons, kindergartner Liam Reardon and third-grader Owen Reardon.
Ten-year Army veteran Andrew Reardon was honored by his sons, kindergartner Liam Reardon and third-grader Owen Reardon. Photo Credit: contributed

DARIEN, Conn. --  Holmes Elementary School in Darien recently hosted its Veterans Day assembly.

Each year, Holmes School holds a Veterans Day Share by fifth-graders and honors veterans who are friends and family of the students. The fifth-grade class sings patriotic favorites like "God Bless America" and "Anchors Aweigh," and the students read original poems and essays illustrating the contributions of the armed forces.

The songs and prose are followed by the presentation of flags to local veterans, and students are called up to present a flag to their favorite veteran whom they invited to attend the assembly.

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