HUDSON: The children of Hudson Community Education and Recreation's after-school program have a message for our veterans: We remember you.
Approximately 30 children were on hand Friday at East Woods Elementary to present patriotic centerpieces to three representatives from the American Legion. The centerpieces will be distributed to veteran's homeless shelters in the area.
World War II veteran, Glenn Marsh came to accept the centerpieces, and to pass out flags to all the children present. A member of the Navy, he served in the Pacific during the war.
Veterans Jim Garrison and Don Cargould also attended. Garrison is a Vietnam-era veteran, and Cargould was in the naval air reserves from 1954-62.
Michele Collins, who is in marketing for Hudson Community Education and Recreation, says that there are approximately 50-60 students, from K-6, enrolled in the after school program, and they try to host special events on Fridays.
On May 23, FM Station WGAR will tape the children saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and the recording will be played on an upcoming morning radio broadcast.