Learning From Veterans

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Third-graders at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School learned about the sacrifices and the service of American heroes from local veterans during a Veterans Day event at the school on Nov. 9.

During the event, four local veterans with ties to the school spoke to the third-graders about their experiences in the military and answered questions.  Among the veterans were Walter Brown, a Roanoke Elementary School security guard who served as an Army Specialist during Desert Storm; Mark Anasky, a maintenance crew worker at Roanoke Elementary School who served as a second class Navy Utilities member; Barry Gilmore, Roanoke third-grade teacher Gary Karlson’s father-in-law, who served as a Army Specialist 4 during the Vietnam War, and Brian Mooney, a Roanoke Elementary School crossing guard, who served as an Army Sargent First Class during the Vietnam War, in Germany, Korea and in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. The 20-year army veteran also served in the National Guard.  

After learning about the veterans, the third-graders treated the veterans to lunch and thanked them for their service.