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Basehor Intermediate School students donate $700 to VFW Post

Basehor VFW Post member Wilbur Grisham, a World War II Army veteran, speaks to Basehor Intermediate School students Friday, May 27.

Basehor VFW Post member Wilbur Grisham, a World War II Army veteran, speaks to Basehor Intermediate School students Friday, May 27.

June 2, 2011

Students at Basehor Intermediate School last week raised about $700 for the Basehor VFW Post 11499 last week after post members asked for community support because of budget problems.

Michelle Ablard's fifth-grade students surprised six visiting members of the post with the funds on Friday after asking the veterans to help conclude a unit on the U.S. Constitution.

Before presenting the money they'd raised for the veterans, students stood and thanked them for their military service.

ā€œI am not sure if there was a single person in the room who was not deeply moved when the students started to stand up one-by-one, look directly at the veterans and thank them for their sacrifices,ā€ Ablard said.

Ablard's students had a bake sale to raise money, and students and staff from throughout the school donated to the fund, Ablard said.

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