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Piedmont Middle School honors World War II veterans
In remembrance of the 66th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2010) and in celebration of Memorial Day, Piedmont Middle School presented â€œWWII - To Honor, To Remember, A Soldierâ€™s Tribute.â€
The program, which was presented Monday by Piedmont Middle Schoolâ€™s sixth-grade band, the drama department, the art department, and the Instrumental Music Department, commemorated the sacrifices and service of World War II veterans.
â€œPiedmont Middle students are the inheritors of a free world their grandparents and great-grandparents struggled hard to create,â€ said Piedmont Middle Media Coordinator Lana Funderburk. â€œHow fortunate it is that we in the United States are stitched together by words and ideas, but also by memories.â€
As part of the presentation, Piedmont community WWII veterans were invited to share their stories and talk with students. World War II veteran James Eudy spoke with students about his experiences in the war. Even at 91 years old, Eudy arrived to school on his Harley Davison motorcycle.
It was a special treat for Amy Vitulli, assistant band director for Piedmont High and Piedmont Middle schools, as Eudy is her grandfather.
Written by: Lana Funderburk, Piedmont Middle Media Coordinator
Posted: Jun 04, 2010 by Deb Coates Bledsoe