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Telling their stories
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Rebekah Rath, Lilian Saunders, Kaitlyn Elgin, Kenedy Lemak and Devri Bennett, from left, portray students while Jada lara in the back plays a Vietnam War veteran during a dress rehearsal for the play "We Will Remember: A Tribute to Veterans" at Monroe Middle School last week. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Veterans' stories are the stars in a Monroe Middle School production with more than a dozen young actors set to perform on Wednesday. The show, "We Will Remember: A Tribute to Veterans," encompasses five tales of wartime to help relay to the audience what the times of conflict were like for those who served and their loved ones. Katie McIlvanie, a teacher and one of the play's three co-directors , noted that the exercise was as much a way to express gratitude to veterans as teach young people, on a more personal level, how wars affected service members.