Every year before Memorial Day, the “Good Morning Staples” TV show honors America’s special holiday.
This year, host Dan Geraghty — a Staples English teacher, and former Army Ranger and National Guardsman — introduced 2 segments about the Vietnam Memorial wall.
One was a poem. The other was a stunning song by former Green Beret Michael McCann, Fairfield University graduate and friend of Jim Honeycutt (the Staples TV production teacher whose class produced the show).
Michael’s song is even more poignant because he is fighting Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This is his final battle.
The show ends with a reminder to enjoy Monday’s parade, but also to think about what the holiday means — along with Ray Charles’ rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful.”
This is what Staples students saw Thursday morning. It’s something all Westporters should watch this weekend.
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