JMS Students Take Part In Wreath-Laying Ceremony At Tomb Of The Unknown (VIDEO)

JMS eighth-graders Olivia Ariens, Keyla Lehman, Will Smith and Will Sternberg during ceremony. Photo: Shannon Weyer

JMS eighth-graders Olivia Ariens, Keyla Lehman, Will Smith and Will Sternberg during ceremony.
Photo: Shannon Weyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNDC) – For the past eight years, Jasper Middle School eighth-graders end their school year with a field trip to Washington, D. C. and for the last five, they have taken part in an official ceremony of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

JMS Principal David Hubster says he can tell by the look on their faces, the students ¬†get a real-life awe-inspiring civics lesson by taking part in the ceremony… (CLICK TO LISTEN)

The wreath laying ceremony took place Sunday. Hubster says eighth-graders Olivia Ariens, Keyla Lehman, Will Smith and Will Sternberg were selected to walk with a member of the Society of the Honor Guard in the ceremony. The four were taken to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall where they received instructions and walked through the official wreath-laying procedure. A member of the Honor Guard escorted the four down the steps to the Tomb where they placed the wreath in front of of the American Soldier (World War I) “Known But To God.”

Video provided by Shannon Weyer

The eighth-grade students are finishing up their annual field trip. They return to Jasper Tuesday morning. In addition to the Tomb Of The Unknown, the group has also visited the White House , the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) War Memorial and the United States Holocaust Memorial among others.

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