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Leonard: Thank you vets!

Leonard fifth-grader Corey Schimmel reads an essay he wrote honoring veterans. Behind him is a flag that students made using their hands. Photos by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
November 14, 2012 - Leonard Elementary's fifth-graders honored local veterans Friday by inviting them to their school to enjoy breakfast and tell their stories.

Students asked the veterans questions about their service, their fears, their accomplishments and what life was like in the military.

Some veterans brought old photographs to illustrate their tales, while others used globes to show the students the foreign lands where they served.

The perspectives offered ranged from World War II veterans to today's active duty personnel.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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