Soldier Makes Surprise Visit to Tremont Elementary School

Updated 4 years ago

The students of Tremont Elementary support the troops.In March, the fourth and fifth graders adopted soldiers from the 1136th Transportation Company out of Bangor.Since then, the Wildcats have delivered countless care packages and items to say thanks.”We try to add things that have to deal with the holidays and things that are happening, we send them newspapers and pictures of things that are going on,” said student Paige Murphy.She and her brother Parker say sending the packages is more than just a project.”It makes us feel good, we’re really proud when we put them together,” he said.The Murphy’s uncle, Dale Bergeron, is a part of the unit and a part of the school.A card board cut out of the former Wildcat is on display at the building, but on Wednesday that cut out came to life when Bergeron made a surprise visit.”When I saw him, I just started smiling a lot, almost started crying because it was such a surprise,” Paige said.It even caught Bergeron off guard.”I was really set back with the welcome I received, it was pretty emotional to get that kind of welcome,” Bergeron said.Bergeron will be home for just one more day, but he says he’s more than happy to spend a little bit of time to the students whose support means so much to the 1136th.”We think of them just as much as they think of us, and it’s really touching to know what they think of us,” he said.


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