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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Learning about Freedom, Service and Valor

Our school has a school wide assembly every Friday morning. I love that our entire school community comes together in one room for celebrations, recognitions and learning.

This week's Friday Assembly was truly something special as we hosted honored guests. We were joined by Retired Corporal USMC Hershel Woodrow Williams. He is a United States Medal of Honor recipient. He spoke to us about his career with the Marines and the experiences leading to his being awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to military personal for acts of valor.

To read the Medal of Honor citation: MoH Citation

We were also joined by Sargent Willingham, Corporal Rodriguez and  Lucca, a Marine Hero who was awarded the Purple Heart for her bravery after losing a leg to a roadside bomb while out on patrol in Afghanistan.

To learn more about: Lucca

Singer, songwriter and recording artist, Phil Vandel, was in attendance as well. He shared a few songs along with a message to set goals, work hard and follow your dreams.

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