After becoming Purple Star School in 2020, Boucher hosted a ceremony in memory of former students who served while conducting the ceremony.

TALEDA, Ohio – In a week, people across the country will honor our servicemen who died during Remembrance Day service.

But Boucher High School remembers them early and invites some family members of veteran graduates.

Boucher became Fr. The school named the purple star in 2020.

The award recognizes schools for their commitment to students and military families.

And now the school honors its graduates who have served.

“We have so many past graduates who have served in the military, and in each graduation class usually more and more students go into the military. We need to honor them, ”said Robin Hage, a Purple Star interviewer with Bowsher. “What a sacrifice they make on behalf of our freedoms, and I just don’t want their stories lost.”

This is the first ceremony held by Boucher, and they honored four servicemen.

Sergeant Joseph “Crazy Dog” Myers was one of them.

His mother, Elizabeth Myers, says he was the one who did his best to make sure his brothers and the country were safe.

“Joe never considered himself a hero, and today we have the opportunity to show the city and other people that he really was a hero,” Myers said.

Principal Bowsher says all of this was made possible by Wreaths Across America and school staff who strive to make students memorable.

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“It’s so exciting, and it’s very important for us to make sure we have these stories so that we retell these stories and never let their honor and legacy be forgotten,” Director Terry Sherwood said.

Bowsher staff compiles a list of graduates who now serve or have served our country. There are about 75 people on the list now, but teachers say there are more graduates there.

The school plans to continue to hold these celebrations.


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