They are called “the greatest generation”. For the soldiers that served in World War II, much has been given. Years of service, sacrifice and putting it all on the line to secure the freedoms that we enjoy today to name a few. Sunday was the culmination of extensive planning by two Central Mountain students in an effort to give back the the men that have already given so much.
Local Veterans from World War II were treated to a bus trip as part of the senior projects conducted by Kline Williams and Kevin Ackley. The two, with the assistance of many area organizations and businesses, (most importantly Bill Bechdel and the Clinton County Venterans Affairs office) took approximately 20 veterans and others to Washington, D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial. Other stops during the day included Gettysburg, PA and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The Trip concluded with a bang as the bus was escorted back into Lock Haven by motorcycles, firetrucks and other emergency response vehicles. Waiting for them to return were large crowds of residents waving flags, applauding and cheering as the veterans departed the bus. Each veteran was then presented with their service medal in a short ceremony.
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