“Celebrating Our Nation”: Honoring SC Community members who have “Served and Protected”

Today, as part of Catholic Schools Week
St. Charles is “Celebrating Our Nation”
The school day began with a special ceremony. The Bexley Police Honor Guard and special alumni, faculty, staff, and parents “Who Have Served” processed into in Walter Student Commons behind the flags that represent their branch of service. “Those Who have Served” in attendance today were: ARMY: Lt. Col. Charles Kielkopf ’76, Major Sean McCarthy ’87, Specialist Stephen Mustard ’67, and Jim Michalec (SC parent and grandfather); MARINES: Captain Ralph Polletta ’79, Sergeant Anthony Wilson (SC faculty member), Sergeant Van Stewart ’66, and Sergeant Matthew Reed (SC parent); NAVY: Storekeeper 3 Class Petty Officer John Shomber (Aquinas ’57); AIR FORCE: Lt. Col. David Breckenridge (SC staff), Senior Master Sergeant Scott Marsh (SC staff), Senior Airman Michael J. Reilly Sr. ’62; POLICE and FIRE: Lieutenant Steve Stein ’05, OSU Lieutenant Denny Hollern ’77, CPD Sgt. Christopher Smith-Hughes ’99, and members of the Bexley Police Honor Guard: Officer Joseph Chapman, Officer Sean McCollam, Officer Darren Briley, Officer Justin Fleming and Officer Jeremy Grimes (St. Charles Resource Officer). Principal James Lower welcomed our guests and Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler, who read a special proclamation. Officer Jeremy Grimes (St. Charles Resource Officer)received special recognition for his work at St. Charles. Afterward, a light breakfast was served for all the guests.
We extend our special thanks to all of those “Who have Served” and especially for those who have given their lives in service to the United States of America!
Click HERE to visit the SC Facebook Page with more photos from the day’s event.


 Thank You to our Heroes!



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2010 E Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: (380) 209-2222


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