Island Avenue School Celebrates Veterans Day With Local Heroes

"Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you a group of Island Avenue heroes," said P.E. Teacher Lynne Brown as she stood amongst the local veterans.


With patriotic songs, handmade paper American flags and thank you cards, Island Avenue School students celebrated Veterans Day 2012. The students were joined by Madison veterans, including many family members.

Sara Maurer November 14, 2012 at 07:21 PM
In 1965, I was a fifth grade student at Island Avenue School. Every year Mr. Gunther's fifth grade class did a little ceremony where each student did a little military march up to a table on that same stage, lit a candle and proudly said the name of a fallen Madison solider. I was assigned Corporal George E Lord. I proudly said his name loud and clear as all of my classmates did with their heros. I never forgot Corporal George E Lord and always remembered him on Veteran's Day. My own hero was my dad, Charles G. Maurer, who served in the Army Air Corp in England in WWII. I am so glad Madison is still honoring these brave veterans and that the children are experiencing this important historical tradition. It certainly made an impression on me!


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