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SOLDIER'S SALUTE

Veterans put a face to history

Annual presentation adds to WWII lesson

World War II veteran George Wallace salutes the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance at Iroquois Middle School in Niskayuna before speaking about his experiences in the war on April 23.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
World War II veteran George Wallace salutes the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance at Iroquois Middle School in Niskayuna before speaking about his experiences in the war on April 23.
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Read more stories from Our Military Section. Students at Iroquois Middle School, dressed in patriotic red, white and blue, shared laughter and tears with six World War II veterans at the 18th annual Greatest Generation event on April 23. One student, Jillian Margolies, said she has cried both times she attended the presentation. The eighth-grader counts two World War II veterans and two living Holocaust survivors among her great-grandparents. She said her classroom experiences made ...


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