For the past couple of weeks students at Gregory Elementary School have been learning about American history and how the country came to be what it is today. And now the day before Veterans Day, the students had a chance to learn more about that history first hand. For the past couple of weeks the students in Mrs. Greens 5th grade class have been learning about American history and the wars that changed and shaped our country and the world. "I think that this is a very important subject for the kids to learn about because of these people that served our county we now have the freedoms that we have," said Karen Green. To help educate the students, veterans spoke to Mrs. Green’s class about their military experience. The students also learned about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. "The wall is very interesting. It shows you about how many people actually risk their lives for our country and it just really honors them in a good way," said Kynnedy McDowell, a 5th grader. Beside history, veterans told the kids to stay in school, respect their parents and be a good a citizen. "Carry on your lives as good Americans and grow up in America and be faithful and truthful to the United States of America," is what F.M. Hooper, a retired U.S. Marine had to tell the kids. The students were so interested in the veterans stories and learning about the history of our country that the teacher wants to take a field trip to visit the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall. Unfortunately this year it won't be in the budget. They hope to make it happen next year.
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