The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen soldier, honor those who still serve, and teach our children the value of the freedoms we all enjoy. This is done in part by placing live wreaths on Veterans’ graves in December.
When the construction is finished, walkers will have the option to forgo the large gravel hill approaching the Exchange Place and instead opt for a less brutal walk to Cleek Road.
When the project is finished in February, swimmers will enjoy a larger outside pool with therapeutic jets, volleyball and basketball nets for the coming summer.
The Dobyns-Bennett band will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.
Before the summer of 2019, I had never been to Europe. That changed when I went on a three-week-long exchange in Berlin through my high school’s German American Partnership Program.
Editor’s note: Kristin Thorneloe, a Dobyns-Bennett High School senior, is spending time in the Times News newsroom this semester as part of a work-based learning program. She will be taking photographs for the newspaper and writing occasional columns and stories.