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Johnsburg senior, grandfather to graduate together

Father on leave from Afghanistan for ceremony

Mike Allen, and his grandfather, Rusty Leigh, will graduate from the Johnsburg Central School Saturday, June 23.

Mike Allen, and his grandfather, Rusty Leigh, will graduate from the Johnsburg Central School Saturday, June 23.

— The fact that his father is coming home for the event ices the metaphorical cake. His family wasn’t sure if Matt Allen was going to make it home, and they didn’t receive confirmation until recently.

Leigh is grateful for this opportunity, but he wishes “Operation Recognition” was more well-known. He heard about it through the school newsletter and wonders how many veterans who don’t receive the newsletter may be eligible without realizing it.

All a veteran needs to do is bring proof of their service to their local high school. More information about “Operation Recognition” can be found at veterans.ny.gov.

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