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Piedmont Middle School honors World War II veterans

James Eudy, World War II veteran, recently spoke with students about his experiences in World War II. The 91-years-old veteran arrived at school on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

In remembrance of the 66th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2010) and in celebration of Memorial Day, Piedmont Middle School presented “WWII - To Honor, To Remember, A Soldier’s Tribute.”

The program, which was presented Monday by Piedmont Middle School’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.
“Piedmont Middle students are the inheritors of a free world their grandparents and great-grandparents struggled hard to create,” said Piedmont Middle Media Coordinator Lana Funderburk. “How fortunate it is that we in the United States are stitched together by words and ideas, but also by memories.”

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

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