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Saying Farewell to Walbridge Elementary

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VFW honor guard members Clark Chafin, left, and Air Force chaplain Scott Goeckerman lower the flag during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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VFW 9963 commander Marine veteran Jim Dolan leads his honor guard back to their seats after presentation of the colors during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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Current Walbridge Elementary school first grader Hayle Hereford and her mom Daphne Hereford look at yearbooks in the cafeteria during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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From left: former Walbridge students Vicki Sigler, Cheri Carr, Sandy Thompson and Glennda Whitman look at historic graduation photos during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio used to be a high school, which is still evident on Entrance 3 of the building.

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Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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Attendees listen to TAPS during the farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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VFW 9963 commander Jim Dolan hugs current principal Dolores Swineford after presenting her with the flag, during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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VFW 9963 commander Jim Dolan presents the flag that flew outside of the school to current principal Dolores Swineford during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio. At right is Superintendent Jim Witt.

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Former Walbridge Elementary School playground supervisor (1983-1996) Beth Baker watches the farewell ceremony inside the Walbridge Elementary School gym.

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Former Walbridge Elementary student Edward Kolanko listens to former principal Ann Ahern speak during a farewell ceremony at Walbridge Elementary School in Walbridge, Ohio.

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Current teachers and staff of Walbridge Elementary School wave as they stand up to be recognized during a farewell ceremony at the historic school in Walbridge, Ohio which is slated to close.

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