'It covers those kinds of wounds': Frenchtown students honor veterans

Skylar Rispens

About a hundred second graders from Frenchtown Elementary School were bused to the nearby King Ranch Golf Course Friday morning to kick off the school’s Veterans Day celebrations.

From the golf course, the students walked in pairs back to the school waving American Flags while bundled up in winter jackets, snowpants, hats and gloves on their mile-long trek in the brisk inversion.

A parade of Frenchtown Elementary students walked from King Ranch Golf Course to Frenchtown Intermediate School to honor veterans in their community on Friday, Nov. 11.

The students were escorted through town by a deputy with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and community members lined up along Mullan Road to watch. After arriving back at school, the students paraded through the hallways as classmates held their right hands over their hearts.

But the demonstration through town was only one part of the school district’s Veterans Day events. Community members later gathered with students in the gym for a Veterans Day assembly.

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“It was almost overwhelming,” said Merle Johnston about the Veterans Day celebration at the school. “It’s hard to express.”

Johnson was

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