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Students honor military, veterans

Posted: April 2, 2013 - 1:05pm

North Augusta High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club is honoring the nation’s military with appreciation and grateful enactments.

The initiative, known as H.O.M.A.G.E., is a community service project. The students have made presentations to pupils at elementary and middle schools. The club has also joined with the high school’s NJROTC unit to raise money for the Fisher House, which serves families of patients at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center, and to create a courtyard in memory of those who have served in the military.

The project is one that touches many lives, said student Hannah Reese.

“A lot of people can relate to this because either they have served or know someone who has served in the military,” she said.

In their presentations at the schools, the students talk about each branch of the military, their functions and honors and awards. They also discuss ways the community can show appreciation
for members of the military and veterans.

“We want it to be educational,” said fellow student Joey Baldwin.

Project H.O.M.A.G.E. is also about showing appreciation and sharing ways to do that.

“It can be done through care packages, sending cards and telling members ‘thank you’ every chance we get,” said another student, Henry Shuford.


To make a contribution to the Fisher House through North Augusta High School’s FBLA, send a check to North Augusta High School: Project Homage, 2000 Knobcone Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Checks should be made out to North Augusta High School Project Homage.


The memorial will be built in the flagpole area at North Augusta High School. Plans include a plaque honoring the branches of service, a bench for rest and reflection, and a landscaped greenspace with brick pavers that have names of veterans and active military members imprinted on each brick. Bricks can be purchased through the district’s Web site at acps.schoolfusion.us by clicking on “fee payments.”

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