Former United States National Guard Sergeant Speaks to Orchard Valley Middle School Students
Sixth and seventh-grade Orchard Valley Middle School students in Christopher Spina's classes heard an inspiring story from former United States National Guard Sergeant Thomas "Tracey" Fallon about how Veterans Day was born at the end of World War one. Fallon, now a retired teacher from South Jersey, served the National guard for 20 years as a transportation secretary for military vehicles during the Vietnam War. He was asked to speak to Spina's classes about the origins and importance of Veterans Day and about thanking Veterans for sacrificing themselves for our country. “I’ve been asking Mr. Fallon to speak for about three years now, and each time he comes to Orchard Valley Middle School, he dazzles the students with amazing stories,” Spina said.