"After the war is done, no one really thinks about the soldiers that have died. That have sacrificed themselves for their country."
Today is Memorial Day. In honor and rememberance of those who have died for our country, we reflect on the stories of service and sacrifice from our project, Veterans Coming Home.
One of the road team’s first stops was at Templeton Middle School in Sussex, Wisconsin, where the team met a 7th-grade civics class. The students had memorized lines from “In Flanders Fields,” a 1915 poem written by Canadian soldier John McCrae after attending the funeral of a fellow soldier in Ypres, Belgium.
Here, Templeton Middle School’s 7th graders recite “In Flanders Fields” and share their own understanding of what war means.
The importance of bridging the military civilian divide is critical. To join the conversation, check out Veterans Coming Home on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the project, visit the website at www.veteranscominghome.org.