They began their project by collecting over 30 “thank you” notes addressed specifically to marines who are currently in boot camp and just beginning their journey of service. The boys requested the notes be delivered to all those servicemen and women who had not yet, or ever, received any mail from family or friends during their time in boot camp. It was important for the boys to provide encouragement to those whose sacrifice is only just beginning.
Social Studies teacher Mr. Singleton allowed the boys 10 minutes during class to explain the project to their classmates and to hand out “Home of the Brave” notecards to the students for them to write their own thoughts of appreciation. Each card was remarkably thoughtful.
In addition to collecting thank you cards for new service members, the boys also participated in the second annual Walking with Warriors prayer brunch held Saturday, November 9. The Walking with Warriors Ministry was founded in an effort to provide faith-based resources to first responders and military members who struggle with PTSD. This year’s prayer brunch specifically honored local Vietnam Veterans whose service and sacrifice deserve long overdue recognition and appreciation. The boys also had the distinct honor of serving breakfast to two local WWII Veterans aged 97 and 103.
We are very proud to see these young men give back to those who serve our country. Thank you Erfan and Arman for your great work!