Declo students remember and honor veterans

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DECLO, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Taps and a 21 gun salute rang through the Declo cemetery, as students from Delco High School participated in Wreaths Across America.

Teacher Pam Young explained what the juniors she teaches are doing.

"This is our sixth year with the Wreaths Across America program. I heard about it on the news one night, and realized what an opportunity it was for our students to learn respect and appreciation for veterans, and that what we set out to do,” Young stated.

KMVT talked with Kenyon Christopherson, one of about 80 students there, about why he was glad to be involved in the program.

"I think the importance that we remember them and the sacrifices they made for us, especially now that that generation is passing on. It's important to remember them and never forget the sacrifice they made,” Christopherson explained.

Young said it’s more important than ever to get the students involved.

"There are approximately 150 veterans buried here, we add about five every year, as our older generations are passing away. World War II vets are nearly gone, Korean and Vietnam are catching up with them. So, this is a chance for our students to learn about them, and to spend a little time thinking about sacrifice."

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