Staff Sgt. Don Wagner, of the McCullen-Kimpel Marine Corps Detachment of Fond du Lac, salutes Monday during Sabish Middle School's 20th annual Veteran's Day program.
Operation Never Forget began 15 years ago when Mary Costello was unable to find a Veterans Day card at any store.
"There were cards for moving into a new house and for getting a cat, but none for such an important event as Veterans Day," she recalled.
That moment launched a tradition at Evans Elementary School that continues to this day. It started in Costello's third-grade classroom with students writing thank-you letters to 15 veterans. ...