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District 129 schools honor veterans

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  • Seventh-grader Jayden Vento is framed by the salute of retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Dan Coakley as the national anthem plays during Jewel Middle School's seventh annual Veterans Day assembly Wednesday at the school in North Aurora.

       Seventh-grader Jayden Vento is framed by the salute of retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Dan Coakley as the national anthem plays during Jewel Middle School's seventh annual Veterans Day assembly Wednesday at the school in North Aurora.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Seventh-graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance during an assembly honoring veterans Wednesday at Jewel Middle School.

      Seventh-graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance during an assembly honoring veterans Wednesday at Jewel Middle School.
    courtesy of West Aurora School District 129

 
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Middle schools in West Aurora School District 129 took time Wednesday to honor our nation's veterans.

Jewel Middle School's seventh annual Veterans Day assembly, organized by the eighth-graders, honored veterans from the Armed Forces at the North Aurora school.

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Herget Middle School in Aurora featured a day of activities and a school assembly. The school highlighted the Wounded Warrior Project and included a letter-writing campaign to "Thank a Warrior." T-shirts were sold to promote awareness and show support for the Project, which honors and empowers injured servicemen and women.

For more about WWP, go to woundedwarriorproject.org. To help the school meet its Wounded Warrior Goal of $5,000, go to:

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/HergetSalutesVeterans/

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