Mr. Singler's 4th Graders Honor Veterans
Heartfelt Appreciation
Posted on 11/11/2011
Thank youWritten by Kayla Rubens, 7th Grader, Mr. Bilodeau's Photojournalism Class

On November 10, 2011, 20 students from Mr. Singler’s 4th grade class walked down to the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Benson. They all read hand written Appreciation Letters to the veterans.  As the children were reading, many mentioned having relatives in the military. The fourth graders were asked to wear red, white, and blue. Most of them did, a few wore camouflage. One student, Tristan Nate, even wore an Army uniform.  All the fourth graders read an anomalously written poem called "One". Then they read a poem written by Ben Hayden, a Benson Primary student, called “Veterans”.  After all the poems and letters were read each student found a veteran in the audience and gave them the original copy of their letters.  All the letters were copied and sent overseas to the still-serving military men and women.  When the exchanges were done, the students were rewarded with ice cream, cookies, and soda. “Mr. Singler’s class does this every year, and every year they get better,” says Marlene McBride, Women’s Auxiliary President.
Mr. Singler's 4th Grade Class

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