Gratitude was flowing in both directions when veterans and students gathered at Homewood's James Hart School Friday for District 153's annual veterans appreciation breakfast. Student musicians and veterans John Beele, commander of Wally Burns VFW Post 8077, J. Stevens and Don Tollefsen braved chilly temperatures and the season's first light snow to provide the sounds for the flag ceremony conducted outside the school's main entrance. As the group of veterans headed back to the school's cafeteria, they were greeted by students lining the halls and holding hand-made signs with expressions of . . .
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