Celebrating our Wounded Warriors
Last Friday, October 16th, fifty Wounded Warriors from the Birmingham area and around the Southeast participated in a 13 mile bike ride in the downtown Birmingham area. Their journey began and ended at Independent Presbyterian Church on Highland Avenue. Our students and teachers made patriotic artwork to wave, along with flags, as the bikers returned to IPC. What a great experience for our children to see men and women who protect us and to thank them. The bikers shared high-fives with them as they rode back into the parking lot; it was not only a moving scene, but quite a celebration! We are not sure who the bigger celebrities were; the bikers thought it was the children and the children and teachers were sure it was the veterans.
And if that wasn't exciting enough, one of the soldiers had a service dog with him! He was wonderful to explain what the dog does for him and let the children visit with dog. It was a great day we will remember forever!