The idea of creating banners for Veterans came about when the teachers in the Dighton School District were trying to come up with a cross-curricular activity.

The Graphic Design students designed the template for the banners and the entire school voted for the final one, MJ’s Stitching & Screening printed and prepped the banners for hanging and the KMEA Staff was excited to play a small role in hanging the banners.

The Applied & Traditional English students interviewed the veterans (or a family member) and used that information to write an article for the local paper, the Dighton Herald. These articles will be published throughout the month of November.

Whitney Linenberger, Teacher and Promoter of the Project said “I’ve always wanted to do Veterans Banners, but we never had the brackets to do it; when the city purchased them in the spring I thought it was a great chance to give it a try.  Dighton usually celebrates their Veterans each year at a program that is typically open to the public (not this year– Covid), but I think this is a good way to celebrate them for the whole month. We hope to continue the tradition for many years to come and really appreciate all the local help to get it done.”

Great Job Dighton!