JNHS and NHS take a trip to Bourne
Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor
Despite the rain last Saturday morning, Nov.3, Rockland High School and Rogers Middle School students boarded a bus together in order to place flags on the graves of veterans at the Bourne National Cemetery. Here, at the Junior National Honor Society conducted event, 19 RHS students and 16 RMS students came together in order to honor the lives lost for those who fought for our country. NHS advisor and RHS guidance director and JNHS advisor andmiddle school teacher ,Susan Lonergan organized the trip.
Mrs. Lonergan was very pleased with the students’ hard work honoring the veterans interred in the cemetery. She said, “It was a great day despite the rain. I always appreciate seeing our students being so respectful and taking the time to make a difference in the lives of others.”
She also explained how much work they did. “There were over 77,000 flags placed on Saturday. Our students placed flags in a section and moved to the next section placing flags until their area was flagged. I would guess our 32 students placed a few hundred flags.”
A group from Rockland High School has been involved in this event for many years, thanks to Mrs. Black who brought the first group of students several years ago. For past years’ stories, click here, here and here.