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Decorated Veteran Visits HES

classroom looking towards white board with student and guest facing the class three adults and a 4th grade student posing with military award display in front of a yellow bulletin board

On Friday, November 11, Retired Army Staff Sergeant Jerry Wade Bay visited Mrs. Callender’s 4th grade classroom. Mr. Bay’s grandson, Ben McConville, had invited him to share his story of service and the medals he was awarded with the class.

students at desk with adult standing near by to show them a display with awards and flag

Ben’s mom, Buffie McConville, Holden R-3’s Special Services Director, joined them and carried the flag and awards display around so the students could see it up close and ask questions. The pride Mrs. McConville has for her dad’s service was apparent as she relayed stories of his time in the army, as well as his continued involvement with the Disabled American Veterans organization.

seal of the United States Army with a purple heart medal

Thank you for your service Mr. Bay!