2016 Lexington Fallen Veterans Memorial Scholarship
Organized by: Lexington Fallen Veterans Scholarship Board
EVENT DATE May 20, 2016
Lexington, Alabama has a generation’s old and proud tradition of our young people answering the call of duty to serve our country in the Armed Forces. Tragically, a significant number of our community have been killed in action defending the freedoms we enjoy today. A scholarship has been established by fellow Lexington veterans to honor these Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Each year at the Lexington High School Awards Day, to ensure we collectively never forget these heroes and their contributions to our country and community, we will share the story of a fallen Lexington veteran and present the Lexington Fallen Veterans Memorial Scholarship.
Our research continues, but to date we have identified these men below from our community to be honored on a rotating basis. • Charles E. Cox - Vietnam War • PFC William N. McMurtrey - Vietnam War • Jerry D. Hill - Vietnam War • SPC4 Don L. Michael - Vietnam War • PVT Marvin R. Springer - Korean War • CPL William R. McGee - Korean War • PFC Oscar B. Parker - Korean War • PFC Morris E. Hughes - Korean War
On May 20th, a Lexington veteran will share the story of Lexington fallen veteran SPC4 Don L. Michael and award the 3rd scholarship to a Lexington graduating senior based upon on his/her demonstration of the corresponding attributes and characteristics of these fallen veterans:
• Selfless Service/Duty – demonstrated by the student’s active Community Service, Volunteering, & Citizenship.
• Commitment to Excellence – demonstrated by the student accomplishing ‘the academic mission’ – earning good grades, preparing for college, tutoring other students, etc.
• Teamwork – demonstrated by the student’s active participation in clubs, sports teams, or other organizations.
• Personal Integrity – demonstrated by the student’s being true to oneself, word, honor, and character.
A committee of Lexington faculty members will select the scholarship recipient. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution of high learning the student will attend. No person may be denied this scholarship based on race, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, or handicap. The amount of the non-renewable scholarship will vary based on donations received, but our goal is a $5000 scholarship.
Don was just 19 yrs old when he died for our country and community - a $19 corresponding donation by many would quickly add up and help us meet our goal.
Unfortunately we aren’t yet set up as a non-profit……if interested in contributing to the scholarship fund please either donate directly here through Crowdrise who deducts a small fee or send a check to the following address made out to Lexington High School. Please annotate on the check: Lexington Fallen Veterans Memorial Scholarship. Address: Lexington High School, Attn: Lexington Fallen Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund, 101 School Street, Lexington, AL 35648.