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Lyndonville students interviewing veterans at the school in new oral history effort

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 November 2019 at 9:38 am

LYNDONVILLE — Students will spend part of today interviewing Lyndonville area veterans as part of a new oral history program at the school.

Students in grades 5 and 11 will be talking with veterans today at the former elementary school.

They will start his morning at 9:30 and will be together until just after lunch.

About 35 to 40 veterans will be at the school to share their experiences with students.

“You need not to have seen combat to be part of this program as we feel that all who wore the uniform have made their contribution and have a story to tell,” the district said in a letter to veterans. That letter was signed by Jason Smith, district superintendent, and Laura Moore, a fifth grade teacher.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley will also give a keynote speech. He is a veteran, serves on the Assembly’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee and leads local veterans each September on a Patriot Trip to see memorials in Washington, D.C.

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