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Saratoga school shows appreciation for service members

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Though the official holiday is not for another two days, the Saratoga Independent School's students, parents, and staff showed Tuesday that giving thanks to those who deserve it holds no limits.

The school's annual Thanksgiving feast was held in the cafeteria. With mouth-watering turkey, thick gravy, and seemingly endless amounts of stuffing, children from Pre-K to sixth grade worked hard to show their appreciation for community service members such as police officers, firefighters, and naval servicemen.

Director of Operations John Lefner was excited for his students' big day.

"It's an opportunity for us to really share with the community all of our students' hard work, so they've helped prepare all the food, they prepare presentations—songs, poems—presentations to share with families and our honored guests today," he said.

The servicemen who work to ensure the lives of these fresh faces are safe couldn't be happier. Lieutenant Brian Moran says events like today's feast give him and other servicemen an opportunity to have an impact on those they've sworn to protect.

"It's hard for the fire department to find time to do these things, but you know we always make an attempt and try to get out and any community involvement that we can be a part of we're glad to do it," Moran said.

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