A Veteran's Day Visit
To learn about what it means to be a Veteran, Catherine DeToma’s third grade class at Matthew Paterson Elementary had a visit from a Vietnam Veteran. John Claudet, who happened to be Lucas's grandfather, told the class about life in the military. The students had many questions and Mr. Claudet was happy to answer them. Mr. Claudet, who joined the Army when he was 20 years old and served in Vietnam, talked about basic training and exercise. He even told the class how helpful it was to exchange letters with his then girlfriend, now wife, AnnCarol Claudet.