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IMS Welcomes Veterans For A Special Thank You Breakfast

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For the sixth year, IMS Student Council students and the students who participate in the Bring A Smile To The Service Group welcomed area Veterans to their school for a special Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast on Veterans Day.
Over 125 veterans RSPVd to attend this special event that is coordinated by the students.  They began working on decorations last May and turned the IMS Library Commons into a red, white and blue spectacular to welcome the Veterans.
The Veterans were treated to a variety of cookies, pastries and beverages before a brief program, presented by the students, which featured the Pledge of Allegiance, a video flag raising ceremony, poems, songs and the National Anthem.
Then the Veterans were treated to pancakes and sausage, prepared and served by the students.   Eighth grader Abigail Winterhalter has participated in this breakfast for two years and she looks forward to the event because "We want them to have a good time" and "It's great to hear their stories."
Following the breakfast, all IMS students participated in a "Boot Camp" activity, which exposed them to different branches of the military, including the National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Young Marines and the Sea Cadets.  Students got to see a military Humvee and tent from the National Guard.  They also met a Therapy Dog who spends time every Saturday at the VA Hospital and heard some "war stories" from a veteran.
Please click here to see some photos from the Breakfast and the Boot Camp activity with the National Guard.  Thanks to Mrs. Makel and Mrs. Dorfner for coordinating the details for the breakfast.
Please click here to read a story about the Breakfast, which appeared in the Post-Gazette.