Students learn from first hand accounts

Photo courtesy of Hellen Stettler

On Veteran’s Day, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary had a special assembly for veterans from all branches of service. The veterans were welcomed by students and staff, and enjoyed coffee and refreshments. Following the welcome, the veterans were introduced to the assembly. Each gave a short description of their rank, branch of service and experiences in the military. The service members then answered thoughtful questions from Reilly fourth and fifth graders. It was a moving, meaningful and rewarding experience for all concerned. 

  — Hellen Stettler