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Army veterans visit Addison fourth-graders

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 12:53 p.m. CDT
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Army veteran Bob Vargas (front, second from left) spends time with Lara Mellins’ fourth-grade class during his June 6 visit to Army Trail Elementary School in Addison.

ADDISON – A group of Army veterans visited Army Trail Elementary School fourth-graders earlier this month.

Donna Sebok from Allen Force spoke with the students about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, the branches of the U.S. Military, and the importance of honoring veterans during the June 6 visit, according to a District 4 news release.

The veterans who visited were representatives from Glendale Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2377. Bob Arciola practiced marching with student volunteers while the rest of the fourth-grade students called cadence, the release stated.

John Iardella showed the students how to fold the flag, and Bob Vargas showed students a flag that flew on his son Kyle's tank in Iraq, according to the release.

In appreciation of the veterans, who not only served the country but also came to visit Army Trail, the fourth-grade classes presented their guests with thank-you posters, school bracelets and a book, the release stated.

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