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D-B Middle School presents ‘Proud to be an American’

COAL GROVE – From 1776 to 2001, America has been involved in a number of wars and conflicts.

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

COAL GROVE – From 1776 to 2001, America has been involved in a number of wars and conflicts.

On Monday, Dawson-Bryant Middle School students paid tribute to those who fought in all during "Proud to be an American," a patriotic program. During the program, students covered all American conflicts from the American Revolutionary War all the way down to the current War Against Terrorism. Sprinkled about the program were patriotic songs, poems and oratories.

The Dawson-Bryant Middle School band provided the musical entertainment along with vocal selections from a host of students. The Boy Scouts, meanwhile, demonstrated how to properly fold and display the American flag.

The wars were presented by the following student speakers:

– Opening remarks: Justin Kelley, narrator.

– American Revolutionary War (1776-1783): Brittany Webb.

– War of 1812 (1812-1814): Laurie Marcello, Kristen Cook and Brad Allen.

– U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848): Andrew Abt.

– American Civil War (1861-1865): Eric Davidson, Sonny Rudolph and Chris Hogsten.

– Spanish-American War (1898): Ryan Whitman.

– World War I (1917-1919): Sean Stormes.

– World War II (1941-1945): Jerry Abrams.

– Korean Conflict (1950-1953): Rikki Daniels.

– Vietnam Conflict (1955-1975): Carrie Rockel and Samantha Zornes.

– Persian Gulf War (1991): Ashley Wilson.

– War Against Terrorism (2001): Patrick Carpenter.