Monday, November 10, 2014

Elementary students create mural honoring American veterans

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Ahead of Veterans Day, fourth grade students at Delaware Ridge Elementary created a mural honoring veterans past and present.

The mural is made up of 40, six inch by six inch squares, together portraying the flag raising on Mount Suribachi at the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Adam Meschke, a teacher at DRE spearheaded the project. He says the idea behind the mural was to engage kids in something meaningful.

“We felt it was one of the most memorable pictures, one that reflects sacrifice, brotherhood and remembering veterans,” said Meschke.

Meschke says the project brought forth lessons in history, culture, and art. He hopes others will take as much pride in the mural as the students do.

“This artwork embraces how much our school cares about the men and women that protect our country. This is something the fourth graders will never forget creating,” Meschke said.

The Veterans Memorial Mural was unveiled at the DRE Veterans Day Assembly, and is now on display in the school.