St. Francis students host veterans in La Grange
Dorothy Campbell, Eleanor Keelan, Ella Sandt, Peter Ference, Sam Phillipp, Angel Hernandez and Ray Vavra at the reception. Ference served in the Navy SeaBees during World War II.
Updated: December 4, 2012 2:42PM
LA GRANGE — Fifth-graders at St. Francis Xavier School in La Grange hosted veterans Nov. 12 for a special Mass.
About 100 guests attended the service and reception. The veterans spoke with students in small groups about their military experience.
The event was part of the fifth-grade service theme — Honoring Veterans and Active Duty Service members. Each grade at the school has a different service theme and a highlight of the all-school service program takes place Dec. 7, when all 600 students will go out into the community to do service projects.