Ghana Session for Memorial Day 2016
GHANA SESSION: MEMORIAL DAY PART ONE
On May 26, 2016 the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students along with Mr. Wronko invited veteran of foreign wars Lou Parisi to attend a special Memorial Day Ghana session. The session began with Ms. Friedman and her chorus singing God Bless America. From there Mr. Wronko’s students did numerous presentations on the meaning of Memorial Day, World War One, the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of Britain, the use of the atomic bombs, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. After the students completed their presentations, World War II veteran, Lou Parisi, spoke. He talked to the students from Ghana and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School about his military career and how the world needed to push for everlasting peace. He also brought up about how after the Korean War that there were still American soldiers stationed in South Korea to prevent another war from occurring. Besides the Korean War, Lou Parisi emphasized that war comes at a heavy cost as seen with the Vietnam War because not only were many lives lost but the United States did not achieve victory. Furthermore, he informed all students that education was very important and everyone should cherish the opportunity of receiving it. He stressed this point because not all places in the world allow children to receive an education.
At age ninety Lou Parisi was happy to answer questions about his long life. He answered questions from all students. He was thrilled to see students from another country enjoy his presentation.
Students who should be recognized for their help:
Kayla Byrd, Nai’Heem Crooms, Daniele Delgado, Viridiana Jacobo, Perfecto Kendle, Tatiana Laurore, Christlie Lavarin, Oscar Limon Vasquez, Rodney Loiseau, Maria Lopez, Asion Murchison, ShyAsya Parker, Oswaldo Pelaez, Ali Salahedin, Eduardo Vargas Cruz, Deicie Vasquez, Djephca Cagilus, Marc Kenley St. Surin, Andrit Garnica, Mikayla Serrano, and Jaiden Griffin
Also a thanks goes out to Dean Darrin Doss for his assistance.