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Prairie Home Schoo Veteran's Day Assembly held Friday

Prairie Home Schoo Veteran's Day Assembly held Friday

November 15th, 2011 in News

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein speaks at the Prairie Home School Veteran's Day Assembly Friday afternoon.

Photo by April Arnett

Prairie Home School observed Veteran's Day Friday, Nov. 11, via a "Veteran's Day Celebration" that included an assembly for students in grades 5-12.

The guest speaker was Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, who presented grave statistics regarding the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Since the war in Afghanistan started in Oct. 2001, a total of 1,711 soldiers died, 47 from Missouri," Epstein said. "Since the war in Iraq started in March 2003, 4,483 soldiers died, 89 from Missouri."

For more of this story check out the Nov. 16 issue of the California Democrat.