Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy Veterans Day 2017!

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On November 11, America celebrates Veterans Day. It is the daywe honor the men and women who have served in the armed force s. Veterans Day is a national holiday! 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Veterans: Men and women who have served in the armed forces.
Soldiers: Men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces.

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Here is a link to an informative Brainpop video titled Veterans Day

Here is a link to a wonderful BrainPop video entitled
Armed Forces. 

What did you learn about the 
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Here are some fabulous mind maps made in class!

Isla's Mind Map

 Alexa's Mind Map

 Ariel's Mind Map

Tyler's Mind Map

Rebecca's Mind Map

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To help us learn about Veterans Day and the men and women who serve,  I asked my students if any of their family members are in the military or were in the military. Meet our family of service members!  

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Meet our district superintendent, Dr. Stepenosky. As you can see, he served in the Navy. He served from 1990 to 1994 on the USS Chancellorsville which was guided by a missile cruiser. The Chancellorsville weighed 9,000 tons and had a crew of 330 people. 

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Here is Brooke's Grandfather, Elbert, while he was serving in the Marines. He served in many places including: 
August 1965 - December 1965 Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California
January 1966 - February 1967 Chulai, Vietnam
 March 1967 - May 1967 Camp LeJune, North Carolina
 June 1967 - June 1968 American Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.
 July 1968 - July 1969 American Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay
 July 1969 - Discharged Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California 


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These are Alexa's two grandfathers. 
Here is Grandpa Neil. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. 

Here is Grandpa David. 
He served in the Army. This photo was taken in 1959 while he was in Company H, third platoon. 

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Dylan's Grandfather, Sam, also served in the armed forces. He was in the Army and fought during World War 2. 
 Below is Grandpa Sam in 1944. He is on a tanker in France. 

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Here is Austin's grandfather. He served in the Army as a Staff Sargent. He served from 1943-1945. 

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Today, we had a fabulous Veterans Day assembly. We had some very distinguished guests. Seven veterans came to our school and were honored with a gift of letters from students.

The assembly started with the pledge. Then the veterans spoke about where they served, what branch of the armed forces they were in, and when they served.

Everyone wanted to thank the veterans for their service to America! 

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Are any of your relatives or friends veterans?

Please tell us about them and thank them for their service to America!

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  1. Austin's great grandfather served in the US army during world war II fighting in the Philippines and Japan a member of 'THE GREATEST GENERATIONS'.

  2. Hi my great grandfather Sam was in the army.He served in world war II. I have never met him. He was from New Jersey but was stationed in London. Were your family members in the army?

    1. Hi Dylan my grandfather was in the army.I don't know what war but he might of been in one of one of the world
      wars. Right now he lives in New York peacefully.Living in his normal everyday life


  3. This is David. Veterans are cool. Veterans are our heroes because they risk their lives to save us. They are awesome! Do you like veterans?

  4. Hi , My name is Belana , I think veterans are brave and daring because they serve in the army and keep us save . Some veterans even died to save us . Do you think veterans are cool , do you think there brave ? Why do you think there that ?

  5. Austin's grandfather served in Vietnam as a reporter for Stars and Stripes magazine for the U.S. Army. he traveled all over the country talking to soldiers and taking photos.

  6. Hi my name is Alexa, both of my grandpas were in the armed forces. My dad’s dad was in the navy . My mom’s dad was in the army. Veterans are brave and they risk their lives to keep our country safe. I thank all of the veterans for keeping our country safe and free!

  7. Hi this is Sam. My grandpa lived through world war 2 But he fought in the Korean war he was stationed on one of the navy ships? Do you have any grandparents from Korea or did they live through a war?