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Saluting soldiers : UA students learn valuable lessons from veterans

Nov 03, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

Eddie Leibbrand leaned forward in his chair and got just about as close as he could to the middle-schoolers to be certain that they heard his every word.

"Love your country," the 94-year-old World War II veteran told his rapt audience, every word punctuated by a finger jab into the air. "And learn your history so that you know what it took to keep this country great."

As he spoke, 13-year-old Harry Peterson and 14-year-year-old Jacob Schomer furiously took notes. They had already ask...