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Elementary students fill South Milwaukee American Legion to share their gratitude to veterans

The South Milwaukee American Legion brings together veteran's from all over Milwaukee through community events and assistance programs.
Posted at 6:42 PM, Nov 11, 2022

SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Dozens of elementary students from E. W. Luther Elementary took a field trip to the American Legion Post to visit their veterans.

The South Milwaukee American Legion brings together veteran's from all over Milwaukee through community events and assistance programs.

Third grader Harry Costigan was elated to be next to his hero.

"This is my grandpa. He was a veteran! I really wanted him to come! Like I literally like engraved the words in my brain to ask the teacher what time we are walking here so he could meet me here," exclaimed Harry.

To Harry's surprise, his grandfather showed up.

"That's all he wanted was for me to be here," said Keith Orcholski.

Orcholski served in the Gulf War between Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Harry alongside all of his classmates took time to give out handmade gift bags to each veteran present.

Editor's Note: The school is called E. W. Luther Elementary.

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