30 May 2008

Students Lay Wreath At Tomb of Unknown Soldiers


Three Bennett’s Mill Middle students recently had the privilege of honoring the country’s men and women who gave their lives for freedom.

Seventh graders Devon Killoran, Trevor Mercer and Annie Wright participated in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery. They earned the distinction of serving as wreath layers after winning a grade level essay contest.

“We were amazed at the impact of the Wreath Laying Ceremony. The seriousness and honor that was shown for our country’s men who had given their lives was felt by all,” says math teacher Joy Lamb.

A total of 28 seventh graders took part in the trip to Washington, D.C. They toured numerous museums, historical sites and memorials. They also met with the president of the Martin Luther King Memorial and presented him with a check from Bennett’s Mill to help with the funding of the memorial.

“When the memorial is completed in 2010, we can say we were part of the plan,” says Lamb.

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