Principals from six Bossier schools made a sizeable donation Friday to the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City. Before a crowd of veterans, they presented the administration with checks totaling $3,522 to be used for extracurricular activities to enhance the residents’ quality of life.
The money was collected April 26 when Bossier Schools observed “Purple Up Day.” The day was in honor of the military children that attend Bossier Schools to recognize the sacrifices they, too, must make when a parent is called away at a moment’s notice.
It was suggested that principals allow their students to wear purple to show support for military children. Six principals went a step farther, allowing students to also wear jeans that day in exchange for a donation to the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home. It was their way of showing gratitude for the veterans’ many sacrifices.
Today, principals from Apollo Elementary, Benton Elementary, Elm Grove Middle School, Legacy Elementary, T.O. Rusheon Middle School and W.T. Lewis Elementary presented individual checks to Jim Adams, Assistant Administrator of the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.
Bossier Schools Superintendent D.C. Machen and military students from Apollo and T.O. Rusheon were also in attendance to assist in the presentation.
Adams said the money will be especially helpful to send veterans to Senior Olympics, on field trips and provide funding for the extras to enrich their daily life.
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