In honor of Captain Pierson
October 7, 2016
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Today we continued to remember a hero from Coronado High School. Captain Jordan Pierson lost his life last October 2, 2015 in a plane crash in Afghanistan, while serving his country through the Air Force. As President John Kennedy said, “a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers,” and Coronado plans to do just that for Pierson.
Coronado High School, Lubbock Independent School District, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 0900 and Remember our Heroes hosted a tree planting October 4, 2016 in the front entrance of Coronado High School. The tree was planted to honor and remember Pierson, a Coronado grad. The tree symbolizes strength, wisdom and eternal life all of which Captain Jordan Pierson will be remembered for.
Tommy Hiesser one of Captain Piersons high school teachers, had the honor of speaking at the memorial. Hiesser knew Captain Pierson was a bright student from the beginning because he always knew he wanted to do, which was to serve his country.
“ It’s an honor to be able to say thank you to someone who had an impact on my life,” says Hiesser “ that I didn’t say thank you to in 2005 because we don’t know what’s going to happen, but today was an opportunity to say thank you. ”
Selflessness. That’s the legacy Captain Jordan Pierson left behind, according to Hiesser. Piersons legacy shines through in a society that is centered on egoism. Pierson left behind a prime example of following ones dreams and protecting our freedom, and for that we will forever honor him and his heroic sacrifices.
A Special Thanks to:
Berhl Robertson, Jr.