Wilson Creek students breakfast with community hero

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Wilson Creek Elementary students were invited to a monthly “Breakfast with the Community” celebration in the Wilson Creek cafeteria Friday, Nov. 15, to listen to a career military man.

Sudents ate a delicious, nutritious breakfast of pancake and sausage on a stick as guest of honor Staff Sgt. Seth Lemerond described his career and educational path. Lemerond is the husband of Wilson Creek Assistant Principal Christine Lemerond.

Lemerond capitivated students with an account of his 15 years in the military. A highlight of his visit was showing students the pre-packaged military meals, called MREs or meals ready to eat. The direct descendant of World War II K-rations, and the Vietnam era’s C-ratios, they provide nutrition to military men and women in the field, especially those deployed and active on missions.

Lemerond has served in the Army as well as the Georgia National Guard. During his years of service, he has traveled around the world and participated in several joint training missions with other countries including extended stays in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lemerond continues to serve in the Georgia National Guard and works full-time for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Once a month, an invited community hero such as a chef, police officer, firefighter, local official, or child’s family member, shares their experiences with Wilson Creek students during school breakfast.