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Record Veteran Turnout for Cedar Hill's Annual Ceremony

This program at Cedar Hill has been in place since 1998.

fifth grade Character Education Committee with Teacher Cathy Lundquist
fifth grade Character Education Committee with Teacher Cathy Lundquist
Veterans Day is this Monday and since there's no school on Thursday or Friday for Montville students, Cedar Hill Elementary hosted its annual Veterans program on Wednesday. 

Organized by the fifth grade Character Education (CE) Committee with guidance from Teacher Cathy Lundquist, this year's celebration had a record number of 31 veterans attend. Lundquist began the program in 1998.

This year's program was dedicated to Colonel Klein and a special thanks was extended to staff, administration, parent volunteers, ShopRite of Lincoln Park, Jeremia's in Lake Hiawatha, Condurso's Garden Center and the fifth grade Character Education Committee.

"We ... honor our veterans with red carpet reception, good food, music and songs," said Annabel Pierce, Cedar Hill Character Education Committee Chair.

Take a look at the photo gallery. Check back with Patch on Thursday for video interviews of two CE members, Luke Becker and Emily Spellman, hear what Principal Michael Raj had to say and some of the music from the assembly.

Here are the Veterans that were honored:
  • Roger Burr
  • Alfred Carlsen
  • Joe Coll
  • Russel Costa
  • Fred Fucetola
  • Dick Gamsby
  • Pat Garrison
  • Gerald Gemian
  • George Gerardi
  • Art Graf
  • William Groome
  • Ken Hanzl
  • Philip Higby
  • Sam Iasso
  • Hjalmar Johansson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Barry Karben
  • Chris Keezer
  • Clifford Keezer
  • Elmer Kitchell
  • Frank Klinger
  • Art Kolmodin
  • Joe Quade
  • Al Morrocco
  • Rudolph Verdi
  • Robert Waltsak
  • Frank Warholic
  • Emil Zangrilli
Andie November 07, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Great job!

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