At the end of April, Farnsworth Middle School students, accompanied by teachers and parents, traveled to our nation’s capital for a Washington studies trip. The FMS group had the privilege of welcoming an honor flight of Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial).
Lining the walkway to the memorial, the FMS group applauded, shook hands and thanked each veteran for their service. They also attended a brief service for a veteran who had recently passed away. After the ceremony, which included the playing of “Taps,” the group was able to speak one-on-one with the veterans and ask questions. Sharing their stories and experiences, several veterans shed tears. The FMS students agreed this moving experience was an honor and one they will never forget.