Classrooms salute American Legion centennial

Tulare County Museum provides teachers with materials, local veterans in build up to Veterans Day celebration at Mooney Grove


TULARE COUNTY – Local teachers are conducting lessons this month discussing aspects of Veterans Day, the American Legion and the period following the end of World War I.

The lessons in participating classrooms include materials provided by the Tulare County Museum, including art, poetry, documentaries, podcasts and local veterans available for classroom presentations.

As part of the Veterans Day lessons, students will cut out a poppy and write a letter on it to an active service member or a veteran. These poppies will be displayed in the museum from Veterans Day through Memorial Day. After Memorial Day, they will be sent to active service members and veterans through the nonprofit A Million Thanks program.

It’s all building up to the museum’s Veterans Day Celebration in honor of the American Legion centennial from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Mooney Grove Park. The Veterans Day Celebration at the Tulare County Museum on Nov. 9 will include the presentation of colors by the Central Valley Vietnam Veterans Color Guard, the sharing of the history of the American Legion and the importance of the poppy to veterans, the unveiling of the poppy display, and a performance by the Mt. Whitney High School band with patriotic and early 1900s period music.

The Tulare County Museum in Mooney Grove Park is located at 27000 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia. Admission to the museum and park is free during the Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 9. For more information about the event, contact Amy King at 559-624-7326.

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