West End Elementary School students received the special opportunity to hear from author Valerie Pfundstein on Nov. 13 in honor of Veterans Day. Pfundstein shared stories of veterans that she had met, read her book “Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood” and spoke about the importance of thanking military men and women for their service.
Pfundstein encouraged all the students to speak to veterans and ask about their personal stories. She also gave examples of ways to thank a veteran which included writing a story for a veteran hero and singing a song.
In addition, the students learned about military dogs and other animals who have helped serve the country and how women’s roles in the military transformed throughout history.