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September 2014


Heroes among us, serving their country

Park View Middle School students pay tribute to their heroes with stories, photos on Wall of Honor

A t Park View Middle School, a Wall of Heroes reminds those who pass by of the sacrifices people in the armed services make in service to their country.

As students and staff members brought in pictures of family members in the service, a writing project focused on heroes. Some of those heroes were the military faces on the wall. Some examples of the military heroes in the lives of PVMS students are listed below.

Stephanie Tomasik

There are heroes living among us … such as my hero brother Benjamin Allen Tomasik. In 2008, he joined the Marines. Ben is strong, smart, family-oriented and funny. He has this way of making everyone smile and feel safe within themselves. Ben has always looked out for my sister and me. He can be a little crazy, but when he has to, he can truly amaze you by his strength and skills. Ben's a lot of things in a very wide range, but the one thing I'm most proud of to say is that he's my brother.

Tyler Jessup

There are many heroes who live among us; my heroes are all military members. They are my heroes because every day they put their lives on the line so I can have a good life. They stop bad things from happening to our country. Without them, our country would be very unsafe, and there would be bad people doing bad things all around us.

Alyssa Naber

My hero is my Grandpa Bill because he fought in the Marines, but he is retired now. He also had a heart attack when I was 3. He risked his life for this country long ago, and I love him because of that, and that is why and who I think is my hero.

Riley Mann

There are many heroes who live among us; my hero is my grandpa because he is a World War II veteran and fought for our country. Although he never was in any live combat, he said he would've died for our country in Japan. If Harry Truman didn't drop the bomb on Japan, my grandpa and many others may have died and I and other kids in America wouldn't be alive. So I thank all World War II veterans.

Grace Howard

My hero is my cousin because he is in the Army. He risked his life for our country. He's my hero, too, because he joined the Army. He risked his own life by joining. I'm very proud of him. I'm glad he's still alive with me. I never see him, but I'm glad he's with me alive and healthy. I love him!

Cassandra Nain

My grandpa is my hero because he fought in the war for our country. I have seen pictures that he has shown me. I really just wish he was still here. He will always be my hero. Every time I see someone in need I help them as much as I can because it makes me feel like he is still here. So not only is my hero, he is my inspiration.

Some day when I'm older, I hope to be just like him. One thing is for sure: I am proud to be his granddaughter.

Ryan Gallagher

My heroes are people in the Army. These people risk their lives for our freedom. They can become paralyzed, burned or shot, and they do it for our freedom. I know two people in the National Guard, and how much they work and train is amazing. This past summer one of my brother's friends went to basic training, and we sent him letters to make him feel better. I have heard many stories about soldiers getting injured in all sorts of ways, and it was because they were fighting for their country. This is why my heroes are soldiers in the U.S. Army. I respect these people more than anyone in the world.

Logan Kepler

A hero is somebody who volunteers to help. My heroes are the United States Army members. One reason is because they have helped in so many ways. They have fought and even died for their country. Another reason they are my heroes is because they chose to be a member in the Army. They were not forced to be in the Army; they chose it because of how much they love their country. The Army members are great heroes.

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