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[John Stewart Elementary School students salute the American flag during a Veterans Day presentation and flag-raising ceremony at the Elburn school on Nov. 10.]
U.S. Army veteran and Virgil resident Bob Neisendorf wiped tears from his eyes during the program. He said his young neighbor, 10-year-old Ryan Markham, had invited him to attend the assembly. Neisendorf said he was very touched by it.
Last year, Markham had written Neisendorf a letter thanking him for his service. Neisendorf, a member of the Maple Park American Legion Post 312, served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1973.
This year, Markham told Neisendorf that since he was retired now, he would be able to come to the assembly. Neisendorf and his wife, Jane, attended with Markham’s parents, Roger and Samantha Markham.