"We're very fortunate to have Keith (Barber) bring his love of history to our students," Young said. "It's so special for our students to meet these veterans. It's important they (students) learn the reasons why we're the country we are today. I think the kids have enjoyed the day and learned a lot."
It was a special day for student Trevor Parent, whose great-grandfather, Norm Trombley of Ticonderoga, was a prisoner of war during World War II.
Parent brought the letter his family received Nov. 16, 1944, notifying them his great-grandfather was missing in action in France. He also had a certificate issued by the Nazi German government stating Trombley was a POW and a story from the Ti Sentinel on his release April 15, 1945.
Students and veterans expressed thanks for Trombley's service to the nation.
Provoncha appreciated the interest of students and teachers and expressed willingness to speak to other groups.
"I'm happy to do it," he said. "I think it's important to give people a taste of what it's like to be soldier. It's the only way people can develop an appreciation for the sacrifices of our military men and women."
Memorial Day observances will be held this weekend in Hague, Crown Point and Ticonderoga.
Hague will mark Memorial Day on Saturday, May 28.
Throughout the day FunFest will be held in the town park. It'll begin at 10 a.m. and feature DJ Steve Pelkey, Silver Bay craft demonstrations, Fort Ticonderoga re-enactors, a Rotary raffle, a Hague Historical Society display, the Adirondack Crafters white elephant sale, demonstrations by the Champlain Valley K-9 Search & Rescue Team, an exhibit by Up Yonda Farm, food concessions and children's games and face painting.
There will be a presentation by All About Critters of Ticonderoga at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a performance by Sylvia and Her Magic Trunk at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and a concert by the Cambridge Band at noon.