Monday, June 18, 2012

Black Hawk Visit!

This afternoon a crew from Fort Drum landed a Black Hawk helicopter at our school.  So awesome!!

Every year, the Character Connection Club teams up with the local Lion's Club to coordinate sending huge boxes of supplies and goodies overseas to the soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The soldiers were greeting by a screaming throng of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (no one can scream like a middle-schooler!) as well as our local Patriot Guard Riders.

You can also check out our news clip here:

http://www.9wsyr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=3563293

A super thank you to Captain Fernando Martinez and everyone from the 10th Mountain Division!  

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That is really cool! I bet that was an experience those students won't forget.

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Amanda! The kids were really excited - our class has formed a close relationship with that particular division - sending care packages, letters, and a few even visited Fort Drum last year.

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