Another kid has skipped his birthday in order to throw a party for demoralized cops.
This is one trend that’s catching on, and we love it!
From the Lansing State Journal:
“Los Angeles Police Officer Gary Hall flew across the country this week to be thanked for his sacrifice by a boy who chose a ceremony honoring police over his 11th birthday party.
That boy is Jeremie Bordua, a fifth-grader at Lansing’s Mount Hope STEAM School in Michigan.
“After all the news coverage and everything, we start to feel like we’re getting kind of beat down,” said Hall, who attended today’s ceremony at Eastern High School’s Don Johnson Fieldhouse with his wife, Cyndi.
“For a 10-year-old to be this selfless to give up his birthday party to thank the police, we both said, ‘You know what, ‘We’re going to jump on a plane and fly out there.’”
Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth said this is just what the troops needed.
“It’s a tough thing to be a police officer,” Wriggelsworth said at the ceremony. “This is the proverbial hug that we need.”