Last year, Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant’s high school, ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough, New Hampshire wouldn’t let him wear his uniform to graduation.
The consensus is that all students should dress alike, and no one should be singled out.
“I think this is a celebration of a class much like a celebration of a team, a group that’s been together,” said Principal Brian Pickering.
Well, this year, he’ll be buried in his uniform;
Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning.
“The entire State of New Hampshire is devastated by the tragic loss of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant, who was bravely serving his nation in Afghanistan,” Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement. “Our service men and women courageously sacrifice every day to protect their fellow citizens and defend the enduring value of freedom that is our very core, and in doing so, Lance Corporal Garabrant made the ultimate sacrifice.”
“On behalf of the entire ConVal community I extend my deepest sympathy to Brandon’s family and friends,” Principal Brian Pickering said. “We are all shocked and deeply saddened by his passing and we are incredibly grateful for his service to our country.”
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