Veterans to speak at Horace Good Middle School

11/12/2013

Today, from 11 a.m. to noon, retired Navy Veteran Melvin Holmes will speak to the Junior Leadership Corps Cadets at Horace Good Middle School. The 95-year-old is a WWII Veteran and will be sharing stories from the war with the students. He was near Japan at the time the atomic bomb was dropped and then they docked in Nagasaki shortly after it had hit.

On Thursday. from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Milton Thomas, 88, will speak to the Junior Leadership Corp Cadets. Thomas was in the ROTC at K-State. He is a retired Army Veteran who was involved in the invasions around New Guinea and the Philippines.

The kids have written essays about how our world would be different if these brave men had not fought so hard and won the war. They made homemade cards to hand out to the Veterans.

This is an excerpt from one of the cards the kids wrote:

Dear Brave Veteran,

Thank you for everything you have done! You sacrificed so much for us. You deserve more than just a thank you. You are more than just a man, you are our hero. Because of what you did I get to enjoy my freedom and live in this great nation! You will always be remembered in the hearts of Americans!

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