On Veterans Day 2017 the fifth grade class from James B. Edwards Elementary School met members of the American Legion at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Their mission was to place U.S. flags on the graves of military veterans. The fifth graders finished the work in short order.

Post 136 had wrist bracelets to give to each student. Art Horn, Commander of Post 136, mentioned to Ms. Nancy Platt that a member of the Post would deliver more bracelets to the school. Platt suggested that a better time would be in March when the students were studying the history of World War II.

Platt followed up and arranged for four members of the Post to visit and speak to the students. The members included Wesley Greavu and David Taylor, two members of the Greatest Generation that served in the war. Taylor and Greavu were excited about the opportunity and prepared for the visit in advance.