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Fort Barton School Makes Annual Visit to Tiverton War Memorial

Many turned out on a rainy Friday for the school's annual Memorial Day Parade.

students, faculty and members of the public joined Friday in remembering those who have fallen at the World War I Memorial at . Their annual parade made its way down Lawton Avenue for the gathering, and the rain really started to come down only at the conclusion of the gatheriing.

Students sang patrotic renditions of songs, such as 'My Country, Tis of Thee." A wreath was placed at the memorial, honoring the men and woman who have fallen while serving the country. Several students talked about the importance of Memorial Day.

Principal Suzette Wordell talked about how long they've been doing the parade.

Joanne Arruda May 28, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Thank you Mrs. Wordell for continuing this wonderful tribute and for bringing together our community.
Renee Cwiek May 28, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Mrs. Wordell does and wonderful job organizing this event. It's something everyone looks forward to every year!
S. Wordell May 28, 2012 at 02:02 PM
We're happy to teach our students the real meaning of Memorial Day each year in a child-centered ceremony. Please remember those that have sacrificed so much for us today on Memorial Day.
donna May 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
GREAT JOB!! My only concern was where were the police to stop traffic while the children crossed the street? Cars were driving up Lawton Street as the children were returning to Fort Barton.. I hope next year the police will be present. Can anybody tell me why they were not there?
Joe Sousa. May 28, 2012 at 09:58 PM
My Grand Father has his name on this monument. The members of our family thank all for the respect shown for these brave Americans.
Brian Medeiros May 29, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Excellent job as usual by Principal Wordell and the staff & students at Fort Barton School. It's important to educate our students that Memorial Day is more than just a day off, and about the very real people who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Dan D May 29, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Im with Donna, I stood in front of a car and yelled at the driver to wait til the kids were past. Even on the way down a car tried to drive up! I snapped a photo with my phone but couldnt make out the plate. I love this tribute and the kids love this parade. I do wish there had been a police escort like last year though.
Tom May 29, 2012 at 03:40 PM
How come you didn't have police on hand to control traffic. Isn't the safety of the children important?
Dan D May 29, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Tom, even with the police escort, people still did it last year. I had to do the same thing last year as I did this year. People go around the police cars and try and nudge through the kids. I am not the only one who stood in front of a car and yelled at them either year.
KSilvia May 29, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thank You Principal Wordell. Agree Dan. Perhaps next year just block off Lawton until the parade is over.
A Manuel May 31, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Great job Principle Wordell.. It was a shame to miss the parade this year because my daughter no longer attends Fort Barton.Great job also to the students!!!

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