Honoring a Local Veteran

Honoring a Local Veteran photo
Each year around Veterans Day, third-grade students at Pequenakonck Elementary School pay tribute to veterans from the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

This year, on Nov. 15, students welcomed Nancy Beetstra, a Marine and member of the Wounded Warrior Project, to the school. Beetstra is a relative of one of the third-grade students and said she was honored that PQ’s students take the time learn about veterans each year.

Students interviewed Beetstra about her experience as a Marine and later, each completed a write-up about a veteran; noting the branch of military he or she serves or have served in, any wars the veterans have served in and a brief description of their tours of duty. The write-ups, along with photos of the veterans, are proudly on display in the third-grade hallway.