Many students, teachers, staff, and administrators across Perkins Local School District have known and been impacted by a family member, a friend, or acquaintance who has served in the United States military.
Today, Perkins Schools students and staff will take time to remember and honor our men and women who have served our country as part of the district’s observance of Veterans Day.
“We are honored to celebrate, recognize, and remember the dedication, service, and commitment by our veterans,” said Superintendent Todd Boggs. “It is deeply gratifying to observe our children honoring our veterans in so many ways throughout the district. To our service men and women who are currently active, those retired, and those we have sadly lost, thank you for all that you have done for us.”
Students in each of the buildings have taken on special projects, big and small, to commemorate Veterans Day.
At Furry Elementary and Meadowlawn Intermediate schools, students wrote special notes to be sent to veterans.
Furry students colored pictures and created artwork with special messages to veterans. Also, Furry students are bringing in photos of their family members who have served, which will be displayed in the school lobby. Students today also are wearing red, white, and blue for vets.
At Meadowlawn, students wrote personal cards to veterans, thanking them for their service. The students then colored them, and teachers and staff forwarded them to veterans at Ohio Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown, Ohio.
Funds raised from local businesses who sponsor the program are donated to the veteran home’s Resident Benefit Funds, said Heather Bodle, the Perkins Schools staff member who organizes the event.
The Meadowlawn students and staff also produced a special video for Veterans Day. Watch it here.
Perkins High School students will hold a special luncheon for students and friends and family members who served. The lunch, scheduled for Friday, will include more than two dozen veterans and guests.
Meanwhile, Briar Middle School will hold a special assembly on Monday, November 22, in the gymnasium to honor the service, dedication, and sacrifice of veterans, first-responders, and health care providers.
Special Salute To Sgt. Cook
On this Veterans Day, we want to say thank-you to a special veteran.
Earlier this year, Perkins Schools received a donation of $76,100 from the estate of Edward A. Cook.
Mr. Cook had been a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.
Mr. Cook had been a maintenance engineer in Cuyahoga County, prior to moving to the Ohio Veterans Home in 2011. While at OVH, he enjoyed listening to music and reading, according to a representative of Catholic Charities who served as his guardian.
Mr. Cook lived at OVH until he passed away on October 31, 2020, at the age of 90.
After his death, a small graveside funeral service was held for him, and he is buried at the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery. At the time of his death, Mr. Cook had no next of kin.
At this time, Perkins Local Schools would like to salute Sgt. Cook for your service.