Hanging of the Wreaths

Savannah Odom Photo by Jana E. Pye

Savannah Odom
Photo by Jana E. Pye

Savannah Odom, a 9th grade student at Darlington High School, told her grandfather, “Everything is decorated for Christmas, but not the Veterans Memorial. Can we put up some wreaths?”

Thanks to her idea, and a little help from Grandpa,  the Darlington Veteran’s Memorial had two lovely wreaths with red ribbons displayed for the Christmas and New Year holiday.

“I don’t think we should think of our veterans just at Memorial Day and Veterans Day,” said Savannah. “They risked their lives for us, and we should appreciate them all year long.”

Savannah is in student government at DHS, and is a member of the Anchor Club.

Savannah’s grandfather, Steve Crosby, was very proud of his granddaughter’s initiative. He served in the National Guard for 21 years during the Vietnam era. His family has many bricks on display at the memorial, including his father, Weldon Crosby, WWII; his uncles Thomas Crosby and Laurin Bryant, and a cousin, Tom Crosby.

Author: Jana Pye

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