Lessons in patriotism



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HEROES’ WELCOME–Veterans are escorted into the gym by students at Baraga Area Schools for the annual Veteran’s Day Program. Preparing to march in from the school library are left to right, Alexxus DeCota, Jim Sheldon, Kayla Szaroletta, Mike Roberts and Alexa Barton.

by Nancy Besonen

Lessons in patriotism were taught by those who know best at last Wednesday’s Veteran’s Day programs in L’Anse and Baraga Area Schools. The Veteran’s Day Observances on both sides of the
bay feature readings, songs and musical selections by the school bands. Veterans provide a main speaker and a riveting focal point in lines of folding chairs, dress ranging from street clothes to full uniform, facing students in the school gyms. The vets are welcomed to the schools with coffee, pastries and cake. In Baraga they’re marched in with a student escort. When the call for more arms went out last Wednesday, students scrambled in the bleachers to claim the honor of bringing a veteran into the gym.  To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.