A group of local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 566 came to Lakewood Park Elementary School to speak with 7 third grade classes. The Veterans also decorated a display case filled with metals, flags, helmets, books, dog tags, plaques, awards, hats of the different branches of the military, and old photos. The group, spearheaded by Joe Lusardi, discussed the importance of freedom and about their parts they played in the Vietnam War. The group of Vets also donated new American Flags to Lakewood Park Elementary School classrooms. Principal Dianne Young presented the group with a plaque from Lakewood Park Elementary School as a thank you for their dedication to our students.
In photo: Joe Lusardi, Dave Cameron, Roy Brewer, Mike Kiper, Myles Gill and Wally Wallentini.