09 June 2011

The Kids at Lincoln School Are Our Heroes

The students at Lincoln Elementary School in Nutley, NJ followed the lead of the Nutley Firefighters and we are so proud of these kids!!! Lincoln school parent and Nutley firefighter John Redstone acted quickly when he found out that a Lincoln School alumni was headed to Afghanistan with the Third Battalion 14th Marine Regiment.

Firefighter John Redstone, who headed up the T-shirts for Troops program in the Nutley Fire Department, rallied the Lincoln School community and began to sell some t-shirts. Brownie Troop 53 also got involved and is putting together packages and letters for the Troops. The shirt sports the Third Battalion 14th Marine Regiment unit emblem on the back and the Lincoln school logo on the front.

The Marines were invited to the school by Principal Lorraine Restel, to present them with the T-shirts for their Regiment. The school presented the soldiers with over 175 T-shirts! These kids are wonderful!

The Redstone family, the students, and teachers at Lincoln School in Nutley have made our town proud! "Safe journey" to the Marines headed to Afghanistan.