Pinkerton students to host Veterans Day breakfast
The cards the freshmen wrote will be delivered to an area VFW and presented to vets during the breakfast at the Academy Building cafeteria, according to Pinkerton officials.
"That really is the best part of the event — the opportunity to pay tribute to the vets," said Jonathan Fowler, an English teacher who is helping organize the event.
In some of the cards, freshmen wrote that they knew someone who was either serving in the military, or had served. One freshman wrote that his father, grandfather and an uncle had all served in the Marines. The writer said he wanted follow in their footsteps and also become a Marine.
In one of the cards, the writer mentions how she recently attended the Red Sox World Series victory parade. She added that the parade might sound irrelevant to veterans.
Referring to the April bombing, she wrote, "This is where it happened."
"I realized how proud I was to be an American," she wrote. "This is because of you. Without you I wouldn't be able to call myself an American. Thank you."
Fowler said he and Kristen Abbott, also in the English department, were "lucky enough to pick up the event from the class of 2010."
"It is a very popular event among the faculty who are always so eager to help us honor our local heroes."
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