Eli Whitney Students Honor Fallen Soldiers

They create a moving visual display of patriotism in front of the school.

It's one of those cases when a photo tells the story better than words.

The students at made more than 1,000 poppies -- double the number from last year -- and displayed them in front of the building as a tribute to fallen U.S. soldiers this Memorial Day.

Kerstin Fairbend, the mother of one of the students, scored this pic and shared it with Stratford Patch. If you're doing something special to honor soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, take a pic and share it with the community by uploading it to this gallery.

Bob Cerani May 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM
A a Veteran of the Viet Nam era I was totally moved as I drove by Eli Whitney the other day, It is nice to see people honoring our fellow soldiers. I commend all who were involved, we need more of this kind of display. Thank you
Laurie May 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM
That is just so beautiful. Thank you. Our veterans should be remember by all everyday.
Bob E. Peel May 26, 2012 at 06:11 PM
There IS more to Memorial Day than car sales Bob E. Peel
George E. Mulligan May 27, 2012 at 07:10 PM
It is good to see students and others actually worked to make a show of support for Veterans. As I child, I shook cans for donations and gave paper poppies so that my father & fellow vets could buy & plant flags at cemeteries and give some things to veterans in hospitals. The poppies were reflective to massive losses in WW I and poem In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
AMY WILTSIE May 29, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Way to go students, staff and parents of Eli Whitney!


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