Honor Roll Call

Andy Howe, quartermaster of the VFW Post 3061 of Vermillion, reads the honor roll call of local men and women who died while defending the nation in the U.S. Armed Forces during the 2019 Memorial Day observance, held in the First Baptist Church of Vermillion.

This year, USD Professor Jing Williams didn’t let Covid-19 stand in the way of her students’ continued documentation of veterans in the Clay County area. Williams, whose students have pursued veteran-related art and history projects in her classes for the past several years, guided the students in a virtual oral history project this year.

Explains Williams: “SEED 491: 7-12 Social Science Methods is only offered in spring every year. Last spring (2020), my students did the first “Through Their Eyes: War & Peace” oral history project,” Williams said. “They interviewed their veterans and were ready to give the presentation upon returning from the spring break. However, all classes turned remote due to COVID-19 after the spring break, so my students didn’t have a chance to present their work in class in front of the members from VFW Post 3061.

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