Neshaminy students join Veterans Tour of Honor

Forty sev­en eighth-grade stu­dents from Maple Point Middle School accom­pa­nied a large group of vet­er­ans to Washington D.C. on October 1 for the Bucks County Tour of Honor. The Tour offers vet­er­ans the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the war memo­ri­als in our nations’s cap­i­tal dur­ing a day trip, fol­lowed by a heroes wel­come at the Parx Casino ban­quet facil­i­ty in Bensalem upon their return.

Neshaminy staff and stu­dents have sup­port­ed the Tour for a num­ber of years. Members of the Neshaminy High School Marching Band reg­u­lar­ly per­form in uni­form as the vet­er­ans return from their trip and pro­vid­ed a patri­ot­ic sound­track once again this year. The Maple Point stu­dents and their chap­er­ones depart­ed with the Tour at 5 am, then spent the day vis­it­ing the memo­ri­als with the vet­er­ans.

Students with veterans on the Tour of Honor

The stu­dents cre­at­ed sup­port­ive plac­ards which they dis­played dur­ing cer­e­monies held at the memo­ri­als. They were able to inter­act with the vet­er­ans and even offered sup­port to oth­er vet­er­an groups vis­it­ing the same day.

This trip was one of many activ­i­ties at Maple Point that incor­po­rates inter­ac­tive his­to­ry lessons by sup­port­ing vet­er­ans. During the year, stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in letter-writing cam­paigns to vet­er­ans and active-duty mil­i­tary and enter essay con­tests. The annu­al Maple Point Veterans Day cer­e­mo­ny, which reg­u­lar­ly draws near­ly 100 vet­er­ans, will be held Friday, November 9 at 12:30 pm.