MSD Wayne Elementary Students Connect with Local Veterans

Veterans and elementary students shared stories and lunch at three MSD of Wayne Township schools to commemorate Veterans Day.

Students at Chapel Glen, Chapelwood, and Stout Field elementary schools hosted current and former members of the armed services as a way to show appreciation for their service. It gave students an opportunity to learn what serving in the military is like.

One student at Chapel Glen Elementary asked her guest if she made lots of friends in the Army. “We call ourselves brothers and sisters,” the servicewoman replied. “You have a very, very big family when you join the military.” The student said it was an “honor and a blessing” to have lunch with members of the military.

The “Lunch with a Veteran” program was created by MSD Wayne Child Nutrition Services Director Sara Gasiorowski.

“I have wanted to do a Veterans Day lunch promotion for years,” said Mrs. Gasiorowski. “It’s a wonderful way to honor our military and a great experience for our students.”