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♥ Alec’s Award Ceremony

December 12th, 2008 . by Lisa Westbrook

Today was Alec’s award ceremony for his essay that he won 2nd place in.  His teacher asked him along with 2 other students to write an essay for the Patriot’s Pen.  The theme was “Why America’s Veterans Should Be Honored”.  In an earlier blog I posted Alec’s essay if you wanted to go back and read his writing. 

Alec received a certificate and some money for his essay.  It was wonderful to see Alec learn on his own about Veterans and then put his thoughts down on paper.  With both Bruce and I having immediate family that have served in the military (Army, Marines, National Guard, and Air Force) it touched both our hearts to read his words. 

I would like to say a public “Thank You” to all those who have and are are serving our Country in one capacity or another.  I would also like to say a very personal “Thank You” to my uncle out in Seattle, WA who served in the Army in Vietnam, to my father in Dunnellon, FL who served in the Air Force (stationed at Hickam A.F.B.), to my late step-brother who served first in the Marines (Desert Shield & Desert Storm) and then in the National Guard.  Then to Bruce’s father in South Carolina, who served in the Army during Vietnam stationed in Germany.

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