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A Salute to Service

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Six students, including Harrison, Jakhai and Jake participated in honoring the veterans at the Judea Cemetery in Washington.
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Jake and marine corp veteran James Gollsneide laid wreaths at the headstones of the  veterans.
A Salute to Service
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The men honored the veterans with a few moments of silence and a salute to their service.
Wreaths at Judea Cemetery
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James and the other students worked diligenty with DAR and town officials to ensure the headstone of each veteran was properly decorated.
Washington, CT - The students of The Glenholme School joined The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Judea Chapter, and Washington town officials for the tradition of laying wreaths at the headstones belonging to veterans at the Judea Cemetery in Washington. The mild winter weather provided the perfect setting for the mid-day event, held on Saturday, December 11.

The Judea Chapter representatives of DAR Sheila Anson, Victoria Cherniske and Cindy Brissett spoke of the wreath laying tradition, which began more than 15 yeas ago when the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, began placing wreaths on veterans’ headstones in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Since then, the Worcester Wreath company has donated nearly 100,000 wreaths, and with volunteers like DAR and the students of Glenholme, distributes them nationwide.

This annual event is part of a national effort to recognize the sacrifice of veterans. Washington resident and marine corp veteran James Gollsneider also participated in the event. He provided a few personal words and with the students, laid wreaths at the base of the headstones and saluted the grave of each veteran throughout the cemetery.

In closing, Washington First Selectman Mark E. Lyon spoke of importance of honoring our veterans and expressing our appreciation to those who are currently serving in our armed forces.

Inspired by the annual program, the ceremony at the Judea Cemetery in Washington takes place concurrently with other ceremonies across the nation. This year, the wreaths for the Judea Cemetery veterans were made by Painter Ridge Farm of Washington.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: info@theglenholmeschool.org

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