Third graders Jack Ellison, Isaiah Davidson and Mattie Cleckler point to the photographs of their relatives on the veterans' honor board at Clanton Intermediate School.
Third graders Jack Ellison, Isaiah Davidson and Mattie Cleckler point to the photographs of their relatives on the veterans' honor board at Clanton Intermediate School.

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School creates honor board for military veterans

Published 2:32pm Friday, November 8, 2013

With Veterans Day on Monday, faculty and students at Clanton Intermediate School decided to honor military veterans in their families through photographs.

Students, teachers and administrators at CIS brought photos of their loved ones in uniform to hang on a bulletin board near the front office.

“We thought this was a nice way to pay tribute to those who have served and involve the kids and their families as well,” CIS Principal David Seale said.

The photographs are of veterans who have served in conflicts such as the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and Afghanistan over the last 150 years.

The photographs represent all branches of the military.

“They started trickling in at first, and all of a sudden, it was just a flood,” Seale said. “It’s just amazing.”

Seale said some of the servicemen and servicewomen pictured are on active duty.

The board is located in an area of the school that receives heavy foot traffic from students walking to their classes, faculty coming in and out of the office and visitors walking into the school.

“They (students) all pass by this bulletin board on their way to P.E., so they can look at it and appreciate it,” Seale said. “I think it helps the kids see that we’re all, on a personal level, touched by the dedication and contribution of those in the Armed Forces.”

The board will be displayed through Thanksgiving.

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