In an effort to do something a little different this year, North Broad St. elementary school will be hosting the annual Veteran's Day program for fourth grade children. In previous years it has been held at the Elk's club, which sponsors the event to honor our local veterans.
The event, which is being organized by retired fourth grade teacher Jim Tuggey, as well as teachers Jean Martin and Shelly Crowley, will host 17-24 veterans, including fireman Mitch Dryer. Dryer was injured while fighting the blaze that destroyed the former City Lanes bowling alley in Oneida.
Beginning with an assembly Nov. 10 at 9 a.m., fourth grade students will honor each veteran with a carnation. Following the assembly, students will conduct interviews with each veteran, which they will use to write a poem. Each student will have a picture taken with a vet, and will send it along with their poem, to the veteran.
Mr. Tuggey and his fellow teachers would also like everyone to know that they still have plenty of room to honor more of our community's veterans. The school has sent home letters for parents explaining the program, and also asking that anyone in who is interested in honoring a veteran in their family please contact the school.