Perryville Elementary students found many connections with the past Tuesday during tours of the Wall of Honor and Perry County Museum at City Park. All students in Grades 3-5 will visit the museum this week.
At the Wall of Honor, students discussed what it means to be a veteran and the different branches of service and armed conflicts in which local veterans had served. Several students found the names of their relatives, including Connor House located the stone for his grandfather Gene Bock, who served in the Marine Corp from 1966-68. Carter Lorenz located the name of his great-grandpa Vernon Littge, who served in the Army Air Corp in World War II.
Museum curators Jim and Cheryl Hart welcomed third graders who were excited to learn the history of Perry County. Students completed a trivia challenge during the visit which drew their attention to several exhibits including a display of antique radios, Missouri mill tax tokens, and a key to the city presented in 1990 to Richard Davis, who served as City Clerk for 41 years.