To the Journal editor:
Two events in our county that honored Veteran's Day this year warrant special commendation.
"We Fought and We Sang: Music from American's Wars" performed at PWPL was an exceptional volunteer effort focused on different styles and lyrics of music for each war covering the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.
Robert Buchkoe, Stan and Caitlin Wright along with five other special guests presented both an entertaining and educational program.
The original sheet music covers were a nice touch. Having these musicians share their time and talent commemorating a holiday that is often lost in the Halloween masks, hunting camp, turkey dinner fixin's and Black Friday frenzy was a happening to make one truly appreciate what Nov. 11 is all about.
The following day, Mining Journal Staff Writer Adelle Whitefoot's article, "Aspen Ridge students learn about Veteran's Day" conveyed a picture of an extremely well-planned program for the middle school students.
Principal Linda Ludwig and her staff deserve recognition for helping make sure that today's youth will know the history and importance of Veteran's Day.
The band students performing "Marches of the Armed Forces" and "Taps" plus the elementary chorus and Voices in Motion, Jr. enriched the program.
Having heard guest speaker, U.S. Army Capt. Jason Rolling previously, I know he was an excellent choice, and the community should be proud and thank him for taking time to interact with our students.
The presentation of the colors, a demonstration and explanation on flag folding in addition to all the above components would seem to combine history, music, art, physical education and literature into one time block equal to or of greater importance than the daily scheduled class period.
Congratulations to Aspen Ridge for offering such a great opportunity for their students to learn about our country in a different format and venue.