Honor Flight

Honor Flight
Posted on 11/27/2018

WCA Seventh- and Eighth-Graders were invited to write letters to Veterans of Vietnam and World War II who took a recent Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.  Friends and family of each Vet, as well as invited groups, write letters of appreciation, which are distributed during an in-flight “Mail Call.”  

To prepare for this assignment, students were introduced to the major points of both wars.  Each student then completed a hand-written letter and handmade greeting card (complete with a drawing of the WWII or Vietnam Memorial), as well as an addressed envelope.  

Louise Angrimson, who helped coordinate the flight and the letters, said that they were very well received.  Ms. Angrimson visited WCA and talked to both Vets and students about the importance of Honor Flights, and recently, the school received a thank you letter from a Vet who had been on the flight.  

In addition to teaching students about the importance of audience and an introduction to the war memorials in D.C., it also gave many of them a chance to work on the re-emerging art of penmanship.