Veterans hear 'what Memorial Day' means from local students

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - In honor of both World War I and Memorial Day, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22 had a special schedule today.

First, the 18 veterans had breakfast with the Negaunee Middle School students are the Chocolay River Brewery. The middle school students read their winning essays on “What Memorial Day means to me.”

Then, the vets were transported to the history museum to view their display on World War I.

“These veterans are from the Jacobetti Veterans Home, so it's really wonderful that they get out and about to see what's going on in the community and not forgotten,” Public Affairs Officer Erick Flint said. “Part of the way that we fund this is through the annual Forget-Me-Not sales at the DAV. It helps us fund events like this so that they can have moments like this.”

The first place winner of the essay contest was Negaunee fifth-grader, Madison Frustaglio. She received an iPad as her award. The exhibit closes on June 10.

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