Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Who is Michael J. Perkins?

Yes, we're called the Michael J. Perkins School, but why? Some of the Perkins kids didn't really know who Michael J. Perkins was. Given that Thursday November 11th is Veterans Day, it was time to find out.

Here is a report by fifth graders Selena F. and Sumeya A.:

Michael J. Perkins (1899-1918)
He was a brave man. He captured 25 prisoners by himself. He earned a Medal of Honor. We want to honor him on Veterans' Day, because he helped protect our country.

To find out more about how Mr. Perkins won his medal, you can learn more about him by clicking here.