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Letter: Patriotic kindergarten program very moving


I had the most moving experience on the evening of March 8.

Washington Traditional School had a "Kindercritter Patriotic Program" presented by its two kindergarten classes. Five- and six-year-olds sang and recited for one hour. To hear the Pledge of Allegiance, "God Bless America," "Star-Spangled Banner," "I am Proud to Be an American" and "I Love America" brought tears to my eyes. The program consisted of many patriotic songs and recitations.

A student's dad, Master Sgt. V. Hohrein, was a member of the color guard, as was the sister of another student.

Veterans in the audience were asked to stand when their branch of service was called. The children gave them decals of flags and sang a special song for them.

The patriotic feelings were so strong and sincere from the children and audience. We all stood and sang "God Bless America."

Principal Tenney should be commended on his teaching staff. Mrs. Nicholas and Mrs. Greer are outstanding teachers. We are so fortunate, grateful and proud to have our children - or in my case, grandchild - to be taught by these intelligent, caring women.

My hope is that all schools are teaching our children what their country means to them and that they should be proud to be an American.

Jacquie Tobin


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