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Students honor Vietnam vet


November 15, 2016

BOBBIE SANFORD, left, coordinator of Central and Western Oregon Quilts of Valor, and Sandra Olson present veteran Roy Grabeel with a quilt during the Veterans Memorial ceremony.

Vietnam War veteran Roy Grabeel was honored Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Sweet Home Veterans Memorial on Main Street in front of Hoy’s Hardware.

Hawthorne Elementary School students walked to the memorial where fifth-grade students Gavin Grabeel, Justin Maynard and Myler Morgan presented him with a brick.

The Hawthorne Elementary Glee Club, which is comprised of students in first through fifth grades, performed.

Julia Gleaves’ fifth-grade class cleared the area for Grabeel to place the brick and also was present for the ceremony.

Grabeel’s wife, Gail, ordered the brick through the c...

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