Tour of veteran artifacts

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Fourth- and fifth-graders at Bowling Green Elementary School gained new understanding of veterans’ service to the nation when active duty serviceman James Sanchez and Vietnam War veteran Jimmy Flinn from the Levittown-Island Trees Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9592 visited the school.

Mr. Sanchez and Mr. Flinn brought war artifacts with them for students to examine, discussing which war each artifact was from, how it was used and the progression of military technology to better suit military personnel.

Following the discussion, the students were able to get a closer look at the artifacts and try on helmets, gas masks and tactical vests.