Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Irag War Veteran to Speak at CMH


Iraq War Veteran to Speak at Catholic Memorial High School
Constantine to accept donation on behalf of Wounded Warrior Project
Waukesha, WI — Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) will be hosting Justin Constantine, an Iraq War veteran and board member of the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), for a presentation on Monday, November 26, at 10:20 a.m in the InPro Athletic Center located on the CMH campus. Mr. Constantine was injured while serving in Iraq in 2006, and he will address the community about his experience and that of other wounded veterans.  He will also be accepting a check on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project from Catholic Memorial’s Haunted House student fundraiser for $15,500.

Wounded Warrior Project began as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members and has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist them as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors and family members receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.

Over the five years that the Haunted House has been in existence, it has raised and donated a total amount of $52,000 for the community. Past recipients include Habitat for Humanity, Honor Flight, and Vet’s Place Central, an organization working with homeless veterans in Milwaukee.

“Each year, the CMH Haunted House gets bigger and bigger.  Over 2,000 people went through the Haunted House in the four nights we were open,” said Mary McNulty spokesperson for the Haunted House.  “The community embraces the event, not only because it is a good value, but because we are living our school motto of ‘Charity in All Things’.  All profit leaves the school.  This is truly an example of kids doing good things for others,” said Mary.

Catholic Memorial High School was established in 1949 to honor the sacrifices of 23 local servicemen lost in World War II. Since World War II, this dedication has been extended to all alumni who have died in service to our country.

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