Sending Veterans into Schools
Every year, the War Memorial Center gets numerous requests for Veterans Day programming for school kids at WMC and in schools. One of the most comprehensive programs we help coordinate is at Shorewood’s Lake Bluff Elementary School, which brings in dozens of veterans in the weeks leading up to Veterans Day to present to 45 students in two fifth-grade classes, and then meet in small groups to be interviewed about their service.
This class project ties into a larger project with the guiding question, What is the power of a story?
The program kicked off Monday, Oct. 2, as the Lake Bluff 5th graders visited the War Memorial Center for a tour of the memorials, an American Legion Post 18 flag ceremony, a presentation on WMC’s Zigman War Poster collection and hands-on learning about the Civil War and Desert Storm/Desert Shield through war trunks, on loan from Madison’s Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
The War Memorial Center would like to thank these veterans for participating in this year’s program. Special thanks to Bob Pfeiffer (USMC, Vietnam) for coordinating many of these veterans.
- Lowell Mortimer (USMC, Vietnam)
- Mike Malloy (USA, Vietnam)
- Alyssa Dowse (USA Reserves, current)
- Art Soto (USMC, Vietnam)
- Julian Plaster (USN, WWII)
- Joe Campbell (USA, Vietnam)
- Carlos Munoz (USA, Iraq)
- John Koeppen (USA, Vietnam)
- Ruby Scheuing (USA, Vietnam)
- Ralph Simoneau USMC (WWII, Iwo Jima)
- Chris White (USN, Vietnam).