Plainfield High School students remember the fallen this Veterans Day

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Students at Plainfield High School held a Veterans Day ceremony Monday to honor fallen members of the military.

The students read the names of former Plainfield High School students who died while servicing in the U.S. Military.

“Mentioning everybody who passed away ... I feel like I’m a part of everything that’s been going on,” says senior Christina Clark

The ceremony was the idea of American History teacher Beverley Lyons. Veterans Day is personal for Lyons – her father served in World War II and her grandfather served in World War I.

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Lyons says that she took her students to look at the plagues outside the school cafeteria, which list the names of fallen soldiers from Plainfield who fought from World War I through the Vietnam War. She says that she thought having the students read the names out loud would help make them more real for the students.

"It makes me feel proud in a way to know that these people [gave] their lives to make a better outcome for us,” says junior Keya Lewis.

The students read 121 names in all.

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