LMS seventh-graders give back to those who have served

Published 4:12 pm Thursday, January 21, 2016

In December, Roxane Hoefer’s  seventh-grade glasses prepared Christmas cards for veterans at the Hunter H. McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. The classes recently received a letter from Jason V. Gray, chief, Voluntary Service, thanking them for their donation of Christmas cards for the veterans.  Gray stated, “Your thoughtfulness reflects the concern that you feel for our Veterans and for the service they provided to all of us while in service to our country.” These cards made hospitalization more bearable for these veterans during the holidays. Preparing the cards offered students the opportunity to give back to those who have given so much — the gift of freedom. Pictured is one of the classes who helped prepare the cards for veterans, from left, front row, Asia Crawley, Julie Walrath, Jahleek Brewster, Dylan Penland, Jeb Jenkins, Shakia Taylor; second row, Peyton Craven, Alexis Smith, Amber Light, Charyontay Rhodes, Jovan Blackwell, Abby Tomlinson; third row, Aaliyah Alexander, Antwan Feggins, Hunter Hinkle, Kalon Harper, Kaylee Sullivan, Colby Crowder; fourth row, William Carter, Wanda Hill, Jasmine Watson, Robert Barton,  Trudy Wilkins, Makayla Hawkes, Jada Williams, Ryan Brown, Roxane Hoefer and Maddie Sweitzer.