In Honors of Veterans Everywhere We Sell Stars

Post date: Mar 29, 2016 3:08:14 AM

By:Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted November 23rd, 2015

In our country the date November 11th is one that doesn’t go unnoticed, for November 11th is Veterans Day. In the tradition of Veterans Day, Slinger High School sold stars for one dollar to raise money to send a veteran on Honor Flight to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. The stars fundraiser was organized by the social studies department, which included Mr.Wolf, Mrs. Stolaski, and Mr.Hamm. This tradition of selling stars started 1999 . The star was chosen as the selling item because it's the symbol of the veterans. Each year we send at least one veteran on the Honor Flight, but it’s tough since it costs 500 dollars to send a veteran on the Honor Flight. The men and women that defended our country deserve to be recognized for their hard work and sacrifice. This year the money donated totaled up to 320 dollars. To veterans everywhere the District of Slinger, Wisconsin thank you for your service.