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Medal of Honor recipient speaks to students

American veterans were honored at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School during a special school-wide Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 10. Distinguished guest speaker Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant First Class Melvin Morris, U.S. Army, Retired, and the 2023 Grand Marshall for the National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham, gave an inspirational speech that encouraged the students to become future leaders of our country.

The assembly included a special presentation of colors by OLS Boy Scout Troop 237, a number of patriotic songs sung by the students, and a very poignant flag folding ceremony with members of the Alabama National Guard. Honorary recognition was given to all military family members in attendance. In addition to the students, many parents, grandparents, and some members of the Homewood Police Department were on hand to enjoy the festivities. A light reception in the Parish Hall followed the event.