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McGraw Students Attend Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony



McGraw takes great pride in our community.  The somber reaction of the students was heartwarming during this event.  Mr. Martins and Mr. Seamans took time out of their schedules today to share this experience with our students.  An awe inspiring speech by Jim Caufield, veteran and retired McGraw Police Chief made the event a thoughtful experience for all in attendance.  All stood in silent reflection as Mr. Shelley, McGraw Music Teacher, played Taps on his trumpet,  local veterans saluted, and the wreath was placed.
I am encouraged by the respect and admiration of our youngsters.  Our future is bright with them.  





 
Several McGraw Students travelled to the Lamont Memorial Library this afternoon to remember McGraw veterans that served at Pearl Harbor.  The ceremony was put on by the McGraw Historical Society and the Milo C. Neely Post.
 
                                               
                      
 
A Christmas wreath was placed at the Pearl Harbor monument on the library lawn. Wreaths have also been placed at the Veteran's Park, Cemetery St. and in the McGraw Rural Cemetery remembering Revolutionary War and Civil War veterans. A Christmas wreath has also been placed at the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier in the Old Baptist cemetery.

 
 
 
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636
www.mcgrawschools.org