If you happen to see a Fairfax County Police helicopter hovering over George C. Marshall High School on Thursday, don't be alarmed. It's all part of the school's "Keep Calm and Honor On" campaign, benefiting the children who have lost a parent in the line-of-duty.
Marshall's DECA chapter is collecting donations and selling T-shirts to help distribute 250 "honor bags" for these children, who will visit Washington in May during National Police Week.
Additionally, the DECA chapter will collect donations at Ledo's Pizza in Falls Church from 4-11 p.m. Monday (today). Just mention "DECA/COPS" and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to "Keep Calm and Honor On."
A second community fundraiser will be held from 2:30-9 p.m. Dec. 11 at Lava Yogurt in Falls Church. Again, mention "DECA/COPS" and 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to the campaign.
Several in-school events have been planned to help raise awareness about the campaign, including an event with Fairfax County Police officers this Thursday. The officers will land the department's helicopter on the upper grass practice field at 8:45 a.m. Students will be able to talk to officers about their experiences in the line-of-duty.
For more information about "Keep Calm and Honor On," contact Marshall's DECA Advisor Jen Hendrickson at 703-714-5331 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.