Understanding Sacrifice

Ottobine Students Decorate Veterans’ Graves For Holiday

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Posted: May 22, 2014

Kendal Simmons, 7, a first-grade student at Ottobine Elementary School, with the help of Beau Dickenson, coordinator of history and social sciences for Rockingham County Schools, places wreaths on veterans’ graves at Mount Crawford Cemetery on Wednesday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Fifth-grader Dylon Hottinger (left), 11, helps first-grader Curtis Barr, 7, both students at Ottobine Elementary School, place his flag on a veteran’s grave at Mount Crawford Cemetery on Wednesday.
Thirty-two first- and fifth-grade students at the school made patriotic wreaths using red, white and blue clothespins to donate to the site. The classes have been working on projects throughout the year to honor veterans and active troops.

MOUNT CRAWFORD — After nearly an entire school year of patriotic activities, the hard work of Ottobine Elementary School students finally paid off Wednesday with an early Memorial Day commemoration…



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