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L-EHS honors military with ongoing effort

Posted: October 2, 2014 4:48 p.m.
Updated: October 3, 2014 1:00 a.m.
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Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Principal Worth Thomasson holds a Demon football helmet that will be passed around during tonight’s L-EHS football game to collect donations for the Wounded Warrior Project. The collection and other activities are part of the school’s observance of Military Appreciation Day.

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Influenced by Military Appreciation Day, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) administrators and guidance counselors decided to offer a way for students, faculty and staff to honor the military in an ongoing effort.

Students raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and wrote letters of appreciation to active military in order to honor them for bravely fighting for the safety and freedom of American citizens.

“We are trying to show students why they should be appreciative,” L-EHS Principal Worth  Thomasson said.

To make military appreciation a part of students’ everyday lives, the school signed up to be an ongoing Wounded Warrior Project sponsor and is now a program ambassador school. A box for donations is being placed in a frequented area of the school and will be periodically sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.

School officials also decided to make military appreciation a part of L-EHS’ advisory programs. Aside from writing thank you cards and donating, students will watch a video featuring wounded warriors to see first-hand what military personnel have been through and how it is permanently affecting their lives and their loved ones.

“Students have to understand not to take freedom for granted,” Thomasson said.

Students will see that freedom is not necessarily a birth given right and that it sometimes comes at a price, he said.

L-EHS will continue its celebration of Military Appreciation Day at 7:30 at tonight’s football game where soldiers will lead the Demons onto the field. Official L-EHS football helmets will be passed around for game goers to contribute to the high school’s effort to support wounded warriors.



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