Local Students Honor Veterans

Darby Kids Place Flags

Fort Smith junior high students gathered Thursday (May 22) to remember veterans for the 26th year in a row in honor of Memorial Day weekend.

Over 100 Darby Junior High students were selected to place flags on the graves at the National Cemetery. “Just to recognize them and put a flag out every Memorial Day weekend,” said Dr. Darren Mckinney.

These students were chosen by their social studies teacher. Each based on their citizenship, grades, and overall standing in class. Students had to go through orientation in able to participate.

“It`s a part of their service project to give back to the community and let folks know that these people gave all for us and we want to do something for them,” said Mckinney.

This tradition was started by Waldo Fisher many years ago. Since his retirement, they have carried this tradition on.