Memorial Day Lessons

Tallahassee, FL -- May 24, 2012 --

A group of students paid tribute to the fallen soldiers of the War on Terror.

Students at Cobb Middle School in Tallahassee did the tribute by planting "paper" poppies in honor of the coming Memorial Day holiday.

This event was sponsored by the poem "In Flander's Field" which is a war poem written during the first world war.

The red poppy was chosen because it's a symbol of remembrance.

Teachers thought this interactive activity would be a better way for students to understand the magnitude of lives lost in the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


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  • by anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    God Bless America!!! Thank-you for reminding everyone that memorial day is more than a bar b gue and a long weekend.
  • by Meagan Mcdonald on May 25, 2012 at 09:11 AM
    To see these young people pay respect to our brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice, brought tears to my eyes and a swell to my heart. I'm so thankful we have teachers who care enough about our country and the men and women who fought and died for it, to create an entire lesson to remember and honor our fallen. Thank you Mr. Wetherington for not allowing them to forget.
  • by Beth StJohn on May 25, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    Well done Cobb and Thank-you for teaching our children such a wonderful lesson and honoring our fallen hero's. War is War, no matter where it is waged or for what reasons, our warriors fall on that battlefield with honor and deserve to be remembered. Again,as a proud mother of a U.S. marine,who has lost many friends,I thank you. Semper fi
  • by Beth StJohn on May 25, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    Well done Cobb and Thank-you for teaching our children such a wonderful lesson and honoring our fallen hero's. War is War, no matter where it is waged or for what reasons, our warriors fall on that battlefield with honor and deserve to be remembered. Again,as a proud mother of a U.S. marine,who has lost many friends,I thank you Mr. Wetherington. Semper fi
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on May 25, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    I commend Cobb and it's staff. It is important to remember the men and women who paid the price and continue to do so -to keep us safe. Regardless of your opinions on war, it was a great civic lesson for these students and staff to remember those fallen. What a great way to celebrate Memorial Day! Too often only negative feedback is given to our school system ...I say WONDERFUL JOB, thank you for teaching our children!
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 06:03 AM
    Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. The US invaded the wrong country. Nevertheless, we should start indoctrinating youngsters as early as possible. The US was attacked on 9/11 through no fault of its own. We also should honor those who died in the War on Drugs. It's good for youngsters to know the how the US reached the state of Endless War.
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      by Hey Listen on May 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM in reply to
      It is clear you do not understand the term "due respect" so PLEASE, look it up. This is neither the time or the place to spew your venom.
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        by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 06:21 PM in reply to Hey Listen
        I suppose you're saying free speech is a greater threat to our Empire, er Republic, than militarism? I promise to look for the term "due respect" in the US Constitution. When is the proper time and place if not on the most militaristic holiday of the year? The US had no standing army when the US Constitution was written. Now it doesn't even have conscripts. What would you think of doing away with universal suffrage and just allowing the military to decide? How would you explain the Iraq war to a group of 13 year olds?
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    The title is "In Flanders Fields." Flanders is a part of Belgium.
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