Elementary school gives veterans a musical salute

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

With flags waving, kindergarteners and first graders at Mishawaka's Emmons Elementary paraded into the gym.

The entire school gave a musical salute to the men and women who served and continue to serve in the five military branches. It is an annual event to educate and honor.

"The friends that I lost were in the infantry and they were ahead of us all the time. And I would see them from time to time,” said Vince Meribela, Army 99th Infantry Division, WWII. “ And I lost two or three of them there, and they were unlucky, I was lucky. About a thousand of our people in my division were unlucky if you want to call it that.”

If you would like to help salute a veteran, you can contact Emmons Elementary School at (574) 254-4600.

They are working with the Blue Star Mothers, collecting items to send to the troops.

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