River Falls honors Veterans Day
From ceremonies at the local schools to a free lunch held for veterans and their families at the American Legion Hall, 701 N. Main St., there were many ways River Falls citizens celebrated Veterans Day this year.
Two of the largest celebrations include Meyer Middle school's fifth annual Veterans Day program and the high school "connections" class' free lunch for veterans and their families.
MMS hosted the program for a gymnasium full of veterans, families and students. The program featured student speakers Kelsey Schneider, sixth grade; Calla Dexheimer, seventh grade; and Elisabeth Oberlin, eighth grade. Lt. Col. Timomthy Lawrence, a T-38 Instructor Pilot at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. He will soon retire from the military and move to River Falls.
The high school "connections" class, which combines special education and regular education students in the same classroom, held the free lunch at the Legion Hall. The students, with help from teachers Sue Schwartz and Cece Gillis, served the meal and greeted veterans and their families. Schwartz said adult volunteers also helped cook the food. High School Principal Kit Luedtke and Assistant Principal Nic Been were also on hand to help serve with the students and to help with the dishes.
Schwartz said many community restaurants and businesses donated to support the luncheon.
For more pictures, please see the Nov. 14 print edition of the River Falls Journal.