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Friday, November 14, 2008


Carlisle School honors veterans

Major Greg Fairbank, Army Reserves, speaks with third-graders Hunter Kendig, Alex Keen, Ethan Klickstein and Aidan Nuzum-Clark.

Patriotic songs and hearty thanks were offered to Carlisle veterans, their families and friends, during a special Veterans Day event hosted by the Carlisle School kindergartners and third graders. Students sat with veterans, asking about their experiences and sharing letters of thanks the students had created. Superintendent Marie Doyle reminded the students of the five branches of the military – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy – and pointed out the different colored uniforms in the room. A few veterans spoke about their experience, a few students shared information about their grandparents’ military experience and the teachers joined in. Kindergarten teacher Mimi Chandler said she is a “proud mom of a U.S. Marine on his second tour of duty.” The sing-a-long was led by third-grade teacher Gene Stamell on guitar and music teacher Angela Monke on piano. The students performed hand movements to songs such as “This Land is Your Land.” ∆

Veteran Newell Cantrill examines a book with kindergartner Peter Charnley.

Third-grader Joshua Miller talks with veteran Jack Innella.

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