Students and staff at Four County Career Center were honored to attend the Veterans’ Day assembly to pay tribute to all of the men and woman who have so proudly served in our nation’s military. The Career Center welcomed retired United States Army Sergeant Rick Yarosh who suffered burns over 60% of his body when his vehicle was hit with an IED and engulfed in flames during a routine military mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rick talked to the students about overcoming adversity, HOPE (Hold On Possibilities Exist), and being able to get through anything with a positive attitude. Shown above following the assembly are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Fire & Rescue students Alisa Parsons (Montpelier); Jasmine Haynes (Hilltop); Yarosh; and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics student Noah Ruelas (Bryan). Students in the Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics classes donated enough money to pay for two nights lodging for Rick and his service dog Amos and the Fulton County Veteran’s Groups covered the cost of his speaking engagements. Four County Career Center students and staff salute the veterans’ dedication to these high ideals; pledge our gratitude for the sacrifices they have made, and vow to never forget. Tonya Fisher, Fire & Rescue instructor, coordinated the day’s events.
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