A day of remembrance

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By: Corinne Minnick, News Editor 2016-2017

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Each of the guests lit a candle in remembrance of the fallen war veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for America’s freedom. Photo by Corinne Minnick

On Tuesday, May 31st James River’s JROTC hosted the Memorial Day assembly. Memorial Day is an important time to honor and remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country. Sophomore Jessie Lynn Conner recited her original poem “Purple Hearts,” and the Chamber Ensemble sang the National Anthem. Speeches were made in honor of Lance Corporal Karl Linn, and Lance Corporal Jourdan Grez,  two former James River students who lost their lives in battle. Closing remarks were made by Dr.Siddiqi and the Chamber Ensemble sang “America the Beautiful,” as students were dismissed.