To the Editor:
Phillips Academy’s “Non Sibi” spirit was manifested this past weekend at the Andover Town Hall. Over 30 of our faculty, staff, their children and students volunteered/participated in the “Homes for the Troops” dinner and 3.1 mile road race/walk.
Army Sergeant Joe Smith, a former Marine, was on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan when he was paralyzed with life threatening spinal cord and brain injuries. Joe and his wife Debbie, from North Carolina, attended this fundraising event. All of the funds raised through this event go towards the construction of a totally handicapped accessible home for the Smiths and their three children.
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army National Guard, spoke before the start of the “Homes for the Troops” road race/walk in support Sergeant Smith’s service to our country.
A special thanks goes to Nancy Lang, Math Instructor and Girls’ Cross Country Coach, for coordinating all of the school’s volunteers which helped make this fundraising event a huge success benefiting Sergeant Smith and his family.
Custodian, OPP, and “Homes for the Troops” Event Committee Member