Learning about veterans

Summer students of Lake Montessori School were impressed during their recent visit to Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. Donald Van Beck, executive director of the memorial, talked to the children about the many names on the memorials and what it means to see them there. There are more than 9,000 names of local veterans inscribed on the wall. “This is for kids and grandchildren,” Don says. “In the schools today, they don’t know much about the wars. I would like to see all the schoolchildren come down for us to do a program.” Any teachers or parents who would like to take groups for a visit can contact Don at 352.343.1529.