Amanda Isabelle, Superintendent
PO Box 789
Enfield, NH 03748
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Mascoma Valley Fourth Grade Students Give Memorial Day Presentation
ENFIELD, N.H. — Principal Leah Wheelan is pleased to share that fourth grade students at Canaan Elementary School gave a Memorial Day presentation to fellow students, faculty and members of the public on Friday.
Throughout the month of May, approximately 20 fourth grade students have been preparing a multifaceted Memorial Day presentation. Fourth grade teacher Linda Landry oversaw the students’ research, and the class also received support from the Lebanon American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22 and Lois Wilson, a paraprofessional at the school.
On Friday, students in first through the third grade, faculty and members of the public gathered in the school cafeteria for the annual Canaan Elementary Memorial Day Assembly. Fourth grade students presented a slideshow about four memorials: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Vietnam War Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. The students also gave a presentations about each of the 10 local veterans who died this year, and on the historical significance of poppies.
The Friday before Memorial Day is National Poppy Day, and the flower symbolically honors veterans and military members who died in the line of duty.
“Our students always take this presentation very seriously, and I think their research taught them a lot about our nation’s history and the veterans in our own community,” Linda Landry said. “They worked hard to put together a comprehensive, meaningful program, and they most certainly did.”
The American Legion Post 55 of Canaan Color Guard also attended and gave a Presentation of the Colors at the assembly. The event also included music, poetry, and a presentation of memorial wreaths.