November 21, 2007 IMLAY CITY —Recognizing local veterans for their shared and individual sacrifices is at the forefront of a student project taking place this month at Imlay City High School.
With the assistance of teachers Amy Bosma and Florence Gyomory, students at the high school are celebrating Veterans Month during November.
Bosma says the purpose of Veterans Month is to honor local veterans, while helping students gain a greater awareness of the sacrifices they and all veterans have made in service to the country.
Additionally, Bosma hopes students will be instilled with a greater sense of patriotism and "a deeper understanding of what it means to serve our country."
In conjunction with Veterans Month, Imlay City High School history students have been signing large, handmade cards to send to the five VA hospitals operating in Michigan.
Students also have been collecting donations to give to Imlay City VFW Post 2492, for further distribution to the various VA hospitals.
These items include: soap, shampoo, shaving cream and razors, lap blankets, socks and other personal hygiene products.
On Fri., Nov. 30, the students are planning a special reception from 11:30-1:30 to honor local veterans and to unveil the school's first annual Veterans Honor Roll.
The event will feature a PowerPoint presentation composed by students that will include photographs and experiences of the local veterans.
"We're very excited about the reception and are looking forward to this special opportunity to meet, greet and honor our local veterans," says Bosma. "We have a biography sheet that the veterans are filling out for us to give us the information for the PowerPoint."
Bosma says all photos provided by the veterans and their families for the Honor Roll will be returned.
For questions about Veterans Month, the Honor Roll or to submit a veteran's photo and information, call Amy Bosma at the high school at 724-9810.