(pictured above) Armand Jolly, WWII veteran from Pomfret
Grade 5 Essay's to honor Veteran's
Why do you think Veteran's Day is an important holiday to be celebrated each year?
Letters to Soldiers from Grade 4
The fourth grade enjoyed the story "The Wall" by Eve Bunting and held a discussion about the contribution that many people make by choosing to become a soldier. We also enjoyed the story of the Poppy Lady, a true story about the origin of the poppy as a symbol of support for our military. Many students shared personal connections about parents and grandparents who have made sacrifices to do this work for our country and communities. Ryder Manning's brother Nick is currently in bootcamp, and his mother shared that there are many young soldiers who are committed to this work, but also face self doubt and could use the love and encouragement. We thought this was a great opportunity to send a little love and support to those selfless young soldiers.