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Students come face to face with history

Pearl Harbor survivor Lonnie Wright was the guest speaker for the Veterans Appreciation Day event Friday at KansasWorks. He shared his experiences in the Army Air Corps with students from Park Elementary School.

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Veterans of all branches of the armed forces gathered Friday morning for Veterans Appreciation Day at the KansasWorks office in Great Bend.  Several, sporting Kansas Honor Flight T-shirts, had recently returned from Washington D.C.
As they waited for the third graders from Park Elementary to arrive, they passed around photos, sharing stories about visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns and other monuments.
Soon the children filed into the office.
“These kids didn’t know much, so we talked about what veterans are, what they’ve done for our country, why we celebrate Veterans Day, and we talked about war ...

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