Importance of Veterans Day shared with local students

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 11/9/2017

Categories: Faculty and Staff University News


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Ahead of Veterans Day, President Cindy Gnadinger was invited to visit a group of fourth graders at St. Anthony School in Milwaukee to talk about the significance of the holiday and share her own personal story.

To do that, she read her book The Man on the Wall which tells the story of a family member who grew from a boy to a young man and made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

The connection to the school was made because the students’ teacher, Haley Shaw is a 2004 graduate of Carroll. “I invite guests to read to my class as often as I can,” she shared. “Literacy is immensely important to me. It’s not only needed for school, but is a vital piece to ensure that students are successful in their everyday lives.”