EHS plans military display
September 3, 2010
A project at Eisenhower High School is aimed at honoring America’s heroes while promoting selfless service at the same time.
According to Principal Gary Weber, the school is collecting photos of EHS graduates currently serving in the armed forces. The photos will be placed in a display case which will also house an American flag that was given to the school.
“One of the parents (Chip Wenzel) donated a flag that was carried with his unit in Afghanistan,” Weber said. “At graduation he presented it to the class.”
With the flag, and the plaque that goes with it, in the school’s possession, Weber felt it was appropriate to turn one of the school’s glass cases into a display honoring veterans.
“Any items we’ve received that are military oriented will be displayed there,” he said. “We are trying to honor our veterans and their role in service in our country while teaching service to our kids.”
The school is limiting the displayed photos to currently active military personnel.
“If we did all veterans, we would pack all of the display cases,” Weber said. “A lot of people from this area served in the military.”
Weber said current servicemen and women who graduated from EHS or their family can simply mail a 4- by 6-inch photo with the name attached to the school to be part of the display case. The school’s address is 3700 Route 957, Russell, Pa. 16345.