Deer Park High School’s Patriot Club organized a variety of Veterans Day activities this year to mark the federal holiday.
Club participants sent handwritten cards to retired U.S. Army Air Force Corporal David Wolman, a World War II veteran and father of retired Deer Park teacher Nancy Wolman. Miss Wolman expressed her gratitude for the students’ messages, sharing that her father “read every single one, more than once!”
In the days leading up to Veterans Day, club members asked students and staff to write messages of appreciation on hearts to be displayed in the showcase at the high school.
In the past, the Patriot Club held an annual Jeans for Troops fundraiser to raise money for the G.I. Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money for military veterans and their families. This yearly event is now called the Red, White & Jeans fundraiser, but the cause is the same. On Nov. 10, students throughout the district were asked to wear red, white, and blue, or camouflage, and staff were asked to wear jeans and make a $5 donation in honor of our veterans. More than $400 dollars was raised for this worthy cause.