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Students at Columbia Elementary School prepared cards for veterans. Winning “Salute” certificates for exceptional efforts were, first row, from left, Cameron McNamara, Chloe Calbert, Brady Kaufman and Dominic Fuscalde. Second row, from left, are Kloie Wright, Megan Chamberlin, Meke Waal, Ben Kramer, Mattie Butler, Logan Kaufman, Jillian Short and Connor Fisher; third row, from left, are, Kevin Henthorn, executive director of the Knox County Veterans Office; art instructor Patti Coates; and the Rev. Bob Alexander of South Vernon United Methodist Church.
Students at Columbia Elementary School prepared cards for veterans. Winning “Salute” certificates for exceptional efforts were, first row, from left, Cameron McNamara, Chloe Calbert, Brady Kaufman and Dominic Fuscalde. Second row, from left, are Kloie Wright, Megan Chamberlin, Meke Waal, Ben Kramer, Mattie Butler, Logan Kaufman, Jillian Short and Connor Fisher; third row, from left, are, Kevin Henthorn, executive director of the Knox County Veterans Office; art instructor Patti Coates; and the Rev. Bob Alexander of South Vernon United Methodist Church. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
November 12, 2012 10:55 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Each year, all the students at Columbia Elementary School participate in a Veterans Day project to create cards for veterans. The project is a collaborative effort between the school, its students, art instructor Patti Coates, the Knox County Veterans Office and the South Vernon United Methodist Church.

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The church donates the materials for the cards and church members deliver the finished products to Veterans Administration hospitals throughout Ohio. Kevin Henthorn, executive director of the Knox County Veterans Office, talks with the students about what Veterans Day means to those who served and how important the children’s cards are to those who receive them. Henthorn also has the task of selecting the top cards in each class and presenting the winners with “Salute” certificates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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