Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center celebrates veterans

Twenty-four veterans attended a Veterans Day program at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center. Organized by teacher Gail Franko, the event involved the entire student body. From left, first row, are Darius Reynolds, Traves Darmock, Benjamin Carter, Jessica Carter, Craig Trunzo, Joseph Strauch, Tim Aten, Robert Clarke, Arthur Haus, Henry Fassett, George Yarns and Donald Antoine. Second row, Elizabeth Reynolds, Robert James, Gary Shaw, Jerome Kelly, Scott Laird, Joseph Gilroy, Sal Bellanca, Robert O’Boyle, Frank Brown, George Brown, James Gray and Fred Lapple. - Submitted photo

FACTORYVILLE — The gym at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center was a wave of red, white and blue as the students, faculty, staff and visitors arrived for the school’s 14th annual Veterans Day program.

The school’s administration and staff members shared their personal connections to the military via a slideshow presentation of photos of their loved ones who are serving or served.

Thirty-one students whose parents are serving or served in the military stood to be honored by their peers, teachers and veterans. The students were also asked to each bring in a photo of an important veteran in their life, and during the song “I’m Proud to be an American,” they waved the photos in the air.

The program ended with the song “Thank You Soldiers,” sung by the students to the veterans.

Twenty-four veterans attended a Veterans Day program at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center. Organized by teacher Gail Franko, the event involved the entire student body. From left, first row, are Darius Reynolds, Traves Darmock, Benjamin Carter, Jessica Carter, Craig Trunzo, Joseph Strauch, Tim Aten, Robert Clarke, Arthur Haus, Henry Fassett, George Yarns and Donald Antoine. Second row, Elizabeth Reynolds, Robert James, Gary Shaw, Jerome Kelly, Scott Laird, Joseph Gilroy, Sal Bellanca, Robert O’Boyle, Frank Brown, George Brown, James Gray and Fred Lapple.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_ABJ-LTEC-Vets.jpgTwenty-four veterans attended a Veterans Day program at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center. Organized by teacher Gail Franko, the event involved the entire student body. From left, first row, are Darius Reynolds, Traves Darmock, Benjamin Carter, Jessica Carter, Craig Trunzo, Joseph Strauch, Tim Aten, Robert Clarke, Arthur Haus, Henry Fassett, George Yarns and Donald Antoine. Second row, Elizabeth Reynolds, Robert James, Gary Shaw, Jerome Kelly, Scott Laird, Joseph Gilroy, Sal Bellanca, Robert O’Boyle, Frank Brown, George Brown, James Gray and Fred Lapple. Submitted photo