Thompson High School Air Force JROTC partnered with the homeowners association of Silver Creek subdivision in Alabaster to honor veterans. With the assistance of Lt. Col. Doug Crabb, every veteran received a personal greeting, a salute, and a festive red, white, and blue ribbon tied to their mailboxes for Veterans Day.

“We wanted the young people to meet these veterans, and we wanted the neighbors to know where our veterans live,” said Silver Creek President Donna Morris. “We think it’s just great for these young people to meet real heroes, and for the veterans to meet these fine young people, too.”

The homeowners association made ribbons for the cadets to deliver. Morris said she’s proud of the cadets and of her long association with area students.

Lt. Col. Doug Crabb, in his sixth year as director of the program at Thompson, said cadets logged more than 2000 hours of community service last year, including work at the American Cemetery, the Alabaster Senior Center and a local animal shelter. Cadets also helped raise $1500 for the Fallen Warrior Project.

“We have our annual veterans program and breakfast on Nov. 9,” Crabb said. “We invite all veterans to join us at 8:30 at the Thompson Arena for an inspiring program and a complimentary breakfast.”

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