Lebanon Reporter

Local News

October 1, 2011

Teaching patriotism to a new generation

Lebanon — The Lebanon Public Library, the American Legion Post No. 113 and the Howard & Thelma Cunningham History Camp are teaming up to teach patriotism to a younger generation next month with the first-ever Patriot Camp.

“I’ve been in several parades, and you see the older generation show respect to the flag and the Color Guard, but the younger generation doesn’t remove their hats, they just don’t know,” said Jamey Hickson of the LPL. “I feel like they haven’t been educated, and this is a real opportunity to give them that.”

The free, overnight camp will take place the weekend before fall break, on Oct. 22 and 23, at the American Legion Post, 1020 Hendricks Dr., Lebanon. It is for students in grades 4 to 12 and includes a full military experience, complete with camping in tents, a mess hall and a camp fire. There will also be military displays from all branches of the armed services and a rock climbing wall sponsored by the National Guard.

Breakfast Sunday will be donated by Bareman, a local dairy, served as a mess-hall experience. There will be a military chaplain to conduct a field service, Hickson said, “because we want our kids to know our soldiers will go to church even when on the field.”

1
Text Only
Local News

Featured items
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide