Local students show spirit of patriotism in lending hand to American Legion Auxiliary

If the children are our future then we are in good hands with the entire student body of St. Paul’s Catholic School in Leesburg.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 was invited to attend what they thought was just a check presentation by the student council. It turned out to be a Veterans Day tribute. Every grade from kindergarten to the eighth grade performed some type of patriotic skit from singing to the reading of the Gettysburg Address to a poetry reading. The first grade class came out into the audience and handed out pictures they drew thanking the veterans. The second graders gave out American Flags.

When the performance was finished the Vice President of the Student Council Robert Tempesta presented the ALA Unit 347 with a check for $430 which was raised by the entire student body. The school had a dress down day, each student payed $2 to participate.

Vice President of the Student Council Robert Tempesta, front, with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 President Mary LaNoce, first vice president Cathy Trout and PR Chairman Lois Glosch, from left.

“We thanked the children for their generosity and informed them the money would be used to help with the cost of food for the Thanksgiving baskets the Auxiliary will be distributing,” said

Lois Glosch, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 public relations chairman.