By Gary Sabol, Community Relations Manager
Community members are encouraged to visit Clover Park High School’s replica of Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day. Students will set up markers on the high school’s front lawn for the Arlington Project beginning Monday, May 20 at 7:30 a.m. This is the seventh year of the project which is designed to honor soldiers who have died in conflicts.
In addition to the marker display, there will be a student exhibition commemorating the losses from all of the nation’s wars and major conflicts. As part of this event, the Clover Park High School students will share with the public the many ways that people can help veterans through organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. There will also be a showing of the HBO film “Taking Chance” and a ceremony performed by the school’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC).
What: Arlington National Cemetery will be re-created. Students will display exhibits honoring fallen veterans from all wars and provide information on how to help veterans and survivors. There will also be a ceremony by AFJROTC cadets.
Where: Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest in Lakewood.
When: Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. (student exhibits will be displayed at this time)
Interviews: Arlington Project coordinators and Clover Park High School teachers David Russell and Bryan Winkler will be available for interviews along with various students.
Visuals: Recreation of Arlington National Cemetery represented through white markers. Student exhibits honoring fallen soldiers and AFJROTC ceremony.