Photo courtesy of Helen Rosser Mount Vernon Middle School seventh-grade BEE Team students completing “Operation Gratitude” paracord bracelets for troops and first responders include top row, from left, Marcus Bradley, Hayden Murray and Will Daley; middle row, Emilee Burke and Ashley Berg; and bottom row, Rhyli Pope.

Photo courtesy of Helen Rosser

Mount Vernon Middle School seventh-grade BEE Team students completing “Operation Gratitude” paracord bracelets for troops and first responders include top row, from left, Marcus Bradley, Hayden Murray and Will Daley; middle row, Emilee Burke and Ashley Berg; and bottom row, Rhyli Pope.

 

MOUNT VERNON — Seventh-graders at Mount Vernon Middle School “celebrated” Veterans Day by making paracord bracelets for Operation Gratitude, which distributes care packages to veterans, active soldiers, first-responders and military families.

Instructor Brittany Sivewright said the students wanted to do something to “give back” and show appreciation for those who risk their lives for our freedoms, so she and her fellow BEE team teachers decided the paracord bracelets would both benefit the soldiers and give the students a tangible way to honor those who have served and are currently serving our country.

 

Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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