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Sons and Daughters of the Revolution visited Grandview Middle School fifth-graders to hear stories and learn about the American Revolution. (Submitted photo)

Grandview fifth-grade social study students were treated to a special presentation to wrap up their unit on the American Revolution last week.

Fifth-grader James Glassman’s grandpa, Craig Whiting, is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Whiting organized a group of both Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution to put together a 70-minute presentation for the students. The group shared the presentation three times so that all of the fifth-graders had an opportunity to see it.

“This wonderful group shared stories of what it was like to be involved in the Revolution,” said Heidi Knudsen, fifth-grade social studies and science teacher. “They were able to show us various flags, tools and uniforms, and students even learned the history of ‘Huzzah!’ a famous revolution chant.”

The Sons of the Revolution was organized on April 30, 1889, the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of the nation’s first president, George Washington. The Daughters of the Revolution was founded just one year later. The objectives of both groups are historical, educational and patriotic.

“We appreciated them taking their time to visit Grandview and share their knowledge and expertise!” added Knudsen.

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