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A-T Elementary students use etchings for Veterans Day lesson
Nov 13, 2008 | 230 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The children of Austwell-Tivoli Elementary said thanks on Veterans Day Tuesday to those who served honorably in the military in times of war and in times of peace by completing a special project.

The students in Mr. Garza’s “GO” Art Program visited the nearby Tivoli Cemetery and created rubbings from the headstones placed on the resting places of local veterans.

“The children learned that young people join the the armed forces for many reasons, but from that experience somewhere along the way an American Patriot is made,” said Stephen Maldonado, principal.

By doing the artwork, the students and teachers had the opportunity to honor friends and relatives who have served in the armed forces.

Also recognized were the sacrifices made by the families and loved ones of the soldiers as well as those who served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

“Those waiting at home live with uncertainty and worry,” Maldonado said. “Those who lost a son or daughter, husband or wife know forever the cost of freedom.”
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