On Friday, Sept. 16, nine POWs from Iowa and surrounding states visited Solon High School in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day. The POWs shared their stories to the ninth grade U.S. history classes about their wartime experiences. The event was held in the media center and lunch was then provided and the students were able to talk further with the veterans. Solon’s 5th Street Jazz and the freshman band provided music for the event.
The freshman class found this presentation to be a very interesting and humbling experience. Many of the students reached out and spoke with the veterans, and several students have made plans to contact them outside of the school day. “It was very interesting,” one student said. “It was pretty cool to hear their stories, and I’m happy that they’re still alive so that we can hear them.”
Both the students and faculty members that helped with the event thank the veterans for visiting Solon High School and speaking with the students. It was an honor to be in the presence of these nine veterans, and everyone at the high school cannot wait to have them return next year.