Local veterans to share stories with students

Posted Nov. 06, 2010, at 12:05 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland Middle School will hold a special ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, to honor local veterans. Maine Adjutant Gen. John W. Libby will attend the program, which is part of the History Channel’s award-winning “Take a Veteran to School Day” program sponsored by Time Warner Cable of Maine and endorsed by the Maine National Guard.

As part of the national “Take a Veteran to School Day,” veterans’ stories will be recorded and archived at the Library of Congress. Five local veterans from World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Afghanistan wars will be honored.

“We are grateful to our veterans for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf, and we are pleased to honor them,” said Kathryn Hollicker, principal of Rockland Middle School. “We invite and encourage the public to join our students and teachers to hear veterans’ personal stories and thank them for their service.”

After the ceremony, doves will be released at the school’s sports field in tribute to veterans who did not return home and those who have died.

The public and all veterans are welcome to the event. Doors for the ceremony will open at 8 a.m., and parking is available at the school next to the sports fields.

For information, call Rockland Middle School at 596-2020.

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