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The Rockpile Museum Education Department and a committee of volunteers transitioned our annual 6th Grade program to a virtual event held March 24, 2021. Over 400 students at nearly every school in Campbell County attended and had the chance to learn about the sacrifices that local men and women made during World War II. Four different volunteer presenters talked to the students about what it was like to enter the service and travel overseas, what equipment the soldiers, sailors, and marines were issued, how they corresponded with family using the V-Mail system, and what work local civilians did for the war effort including two young ladies from Rozet that trained to repair B-17 bombers. Students had the chance to participate in a few hands-on activities that were sent in advance to each classroom and they went home with a dog tag and trading card that taught them the story of one of our local WWII veterans. More students will be watching the recordings of these presentations over the coming weeks as their schedules allow.
This was the fifth year that the Rockpile Museum presented a program about WWII to local 6th grade students. The goal of this program is to supplement the history the students study in school with the local stories that can't be found in their textbooks or online.
The Rockpile Museum would like to thank CCSD and their technology department for their assistance in this effort. We also couldn't do this program every year without our dedicated volunteers. Thank you to each and every one of you.