Optimist Support Worcester County Veterans

The Club donated $2,000 to the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation to assist in fees for transportation of the children to the annual field trip. The information below is a summary as provided by the Veterans Memorial Foundation Vice President Susan Pantone.

Through the cooperative efforts of the Worcester County Board of Education and the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation, every fifth grade student in Worcester County participates in a field trip to The Veterans Memorial. Volunteer docents teach the children about the sacrifices of our veterans, the founding of each branch of service, US participation in various conflicts, flag history and etiquette. The JROTC cadets from Stephen Decatur High School, Snow Hill High School and Pocomoke assist in teaching the 5th graders proper flag handling and flag folding. Prior to the field trip, the students are given an opportunity to view our new documentary “Heroes All”. The video gives an overview of the Memorial, it touches on Maryland and military history, and various conflicts in which the United States has participated It also highlights “The Wall That Heals”, which The Memorial had the honor of hosting in the Spring of 2021. The students are also given a colorful and interactive Student Activity Booklet. The students are encouraged to share the booklet with their families and thus learn of their family’s contributions and military service. We are proud of this award winning program and thank all who support The Worcester County Veterans Memorial.