Saint Francis School to Host Medal of Honor Recipient

Saint Francis School will be welcoming Medal of Honor recipient Donald E. Ballard to visit with our students and speak to them on May 10, 2012 from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm at the Saint Francis High School Auditorium located at 13440 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA  30004. This is a rare opportunity for our community to meet and pay our respects to a true hero.

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the president, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”  Due to the nature of its criteria, it is often awarded posthumously (more than half have been since 1941). Sadly, there are currently fewer than 80 Medal of Honor recipients alive today in the United States. 

For information about this special event, please contact Mary Schoppman, 770-641-8257 x19 or mschoppman@stfranschool.com.