The lawn of Mepham High School is adorned with nearly 300 American and military branch flags after students volunteered to assist at the Nov. 3 Flag Field of Honor installation.
In a fundraising effort led by social studies teachers Kerry Dennis, Matt Moody and Chris Patten, students participating in the senior service learning project sold flags to benefit the organization, the FealGood Foundation.
“The FealGood Foundation was brought to our attention by a student who had seen the benefits of the organization firsthand,” explained Dennis.
They suggested classes work for them, following their involvement in the passing of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund this past summer.
The FealGood Foundation is a nonprofit organization that enhances awareness and educates the public about the catastrophic health effects faced by 9/11 first responders. This foundation also provides assistance to 9/11 first responders, downtown residents and construction workers who are suffering the health effects of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.
“This Flag Field of Honor was also a way to recognize the first responders who live in the Bellmore-Merrick community,” Moody added.