St. Mary School Shows Appreciation to Local Heroes with 'Red, White, and Blue Mass'

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VINELAND, N.J. -

Students in Vineland held a special event to honor local heroes.

St. Mary School held a Red, White, and Blue Mass on Friday, June 1st, put on by students to honor local police, military, firefighters, correction officers, EMTs, and veterans.

Officials say the event is a great way for the school community to show their appreciation and give thanks to those who risk it all to keep us safe.

"It's just our way of honoring them and telling them, 'thank you,' and ... for the school as a whole body of people just showing our support for them and letting them know that we care, we appreciate the hard work, and the sacrifices they made for all of us," said Carol Kirchman, advancement director of St. Mary School.

Representatives from various organization including the New Jersey State Police and the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office were on hand at the event to talk to the students about the jobs they do in the community.

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