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St. Joseph students sell flags to benefit Warrior's Weekend

Feb. 11, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 10, 2012 at 8:11 p.m.

St. Joseph High School students are rallying behind the Warriors Weekend. Shown, from left, are Lynann Grumbles, Erin Johnson, Patrick Sohrt, Jarret Ortmann, Kelsea Hempel, Stephen Boedeheer, Dalton Tucker and Clayton Reinecke.

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The St. Joseph High School senior class of 2012 invites you to support the Wounded Warriors Weekend and STJ Project Graduation 2012. Please visit warriorsweekend.org or contact retired Col. Michael Petrash at 210-364-4512 or michael.petrash@gmail.com.

St. Joseph High School students are rallying behind Warriors Weekend, which honors those who have served in the U.S. military.

This year will mark the sixth celebration of Warriors Weekend and the fourth celebration of the Field of Honor. Warriors Weekend started with 60 soldiers and has grown to host more than 500 soldiers, family members and caregivers at the annual May event.

This is the second year Warriors Weekend has partnered with the senior class at St. Joseph.

Initially, 550 flags were placed in the Field of Honor, but since partnering with area high school students and faith-based organizations, the result has quadrupled to 2,126 flags.

Seventeen St. Joseph seniors have led the way in garnering sponsorships, selling 10 or more flags. Senior Cameron Becker was the top producer with a total of 55 flag sponsorships. Warrior's Weekend has issued a rebate check to the high school in the amount of $11,320.

St. Joseph High School held a prayer service at the high school gymnasium on Jan. 24, to honor the military.

The Warriors Weekend Field of Honor is from May 12 through June 3.

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