G.I. alumnus appreciates gifts

Dear People of RHS:

It has been two years since I graduated from Roosevelt High School.

I never really bothered to get involved in any of the school groups and little clubs.  If I would have known that they were wonderful enough to try and make Christmas a holiday for a soldier, I would have been an active member.

My job here is medical evacuation pilot.  I sleep in a bed every night so I’m not that bad off.  The guys out in the field that get your packages will really be thrilled because I am.

There have been times when I wasn’t aware of what holidays were.  Thank you all for bringing a little season cheer into my Christmas.

Because of the quantity of things sent to me, all the other guys in my hootch are equally grateful.  When I climb into my helicopter Christmas I think of good ole RHS.

Thanks again –

W01 George W. Rose

Memorial assembly honoring the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

KingIn a memorial assembly, Roosevelt honored the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The assembly commemorated what would have been Dr. King’s 41st birthday.

Joe Hubicki and Barbara McGee told about the Negro leader’s life, accomplishments and goals, after which Noreen Davis sang Dr. King’s favorite song, “Precious Lord.”

The program ended with a gospel version of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” sung by Glorious Goldsmith with an ensemble of LaNey Jones, Phyllis Taylor, Janice Turnstall and Noreen Davis.