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Tree planting ceremony at Coronado High School honors Capt. Jordan Pierson, USAF

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Coronado High School, the Lubbock Independent School District, the  Military Order of the Purple Heart- Chapter 0900 and Remember our Heroes hosted a tree planting service today at Coronado High School to honor 2005 Coronado graduate, Captain Jordan B. Pierson, USAF, who lost his life in a plane crash in Afghanistan on October 2, 2015, while serving his country.

Coronado choral students sang the National Anthem and CHS teacher Tommy Heisser spoke about his former student, Jordan Pierson, before the tree was planted. Representatives of the  Military Order of the Purple Heart- Chapter 0900 and Remember our Heroes organizations donated the tree and were present for the event.

At the ceremony, Danny Koch of the "Remember Our Heroes" organization in Lubbock, quoted President John Kennedy saying, "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." "The tree will be strong and sturdy and will provide shade for future Coronado graduates," added Steve Oien, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart- Chapter 0900.

L to R:   Danny Koch, Steve Oien, Berhl Robertson, Jr., Benny, Jerry Adams, Steve Graves, Abbi Trammel and Jaime Pierson.

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