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Sheridan Hill Elementary celebrates Flag Day and Honor Flight veterans

Posted at 12:59 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 08:28:30-04

Sheridan Hill Elementary students marched in a Flag Day parade, before presenting a check to Honor Flight Buffalo Niagara.

Dressed in their most patriotic red, white and blue, students carried flags and pulled decorated wagons in their Flag Day celebration. The event was the capstone of their Honor Flight fundraising efforts. 

Honor Flight is a program that sends veterans to Washington D.C. to view the memorials created to celebrate the sacrifice and service of America's armed forces. 

Sheridan Hill Elementary has been donating money to Honor flight for more than 20 years. Flag Day chairwoman and 4th grade teacher, Laurie Rohloff, says the school's goal was to raise $400 to send one WWII Veteran to Washington, D.C. Teachers and students raised $1100 for this year's honor flight.

Students were encouraged to do chores for friends and families to raise funds, while teachers participated in two dress-down days. 

This past weekend the newly formed chapter of Honor Flight sent their first plane of veterans to D.C. Projects like the one in Clarence will continue to fund future flights.