5pt;text-align: justify" align="center">Teenagers are the most misunderstood people on the planet. Everyone treated them like children and expected them to act like adults. As a result, they are often considered to be selfish and oblivious to the needs of others. Yes, teenagers are a bit too emotional, and sometimes they aren’t behaving properly. We all have gone through this stage of life so we can easily relate to this. We should not blame them for everything.
You may think that the teenagers remain busy with their crush, social media, trends and all that stuffs but it is not always true. There are times when a group of teenagers can prove you wrong by showing how compassionate they are.
There is no doubt that the greatest people of this country are who fought to defend this country. They are our pride but it is sad to admit that many of our veterans are currently homeless. A research done by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that around 39,471 veterans is homeless. They are not only homeless but also suffering with health issues. 50% of the homeless veterans suffer from mental illness.
Recently one homeless man died having no in the area to bury him. It’s the time when a group of Massachusets teens stepped forward to help him. They planned a funeral for this poor soul.
This kind approach by the high school seniors are really appreciated by all the people of the community. They have also gained national attention for this kind act. It is truly amazing to see how these teenagers have come forward and so something for the mankind. It is also inspiration for others.
These teenagers are from Catholic Memorial High School. They have come to know that a homeless veteran was dead and he was about to buried without any relatives or attendance at his funeral. This is the moment when they decided to do something.
They even didn’t know the name of the veterans, so they referred to him as John. Will Padden, senior class president said, “We have a lot of veterans in my own family so I know the sacrifice he made for the country and I know the service he committed in the years to serving our country,”
The veteran was unknown to them. The teenagers didn’t know anything about him but it couldn’t stop them to plan a funeral for him. Lazarus Ministry and Crosby Funeral Home have partnered with them in this special tribute.
It is a great honor for the students to take part in such a ceremony. All students felt very proud of themselves. The senior students serve as pallbearers during the funeral and escorted John’s flag-draped coffin to the waiting hearse while the “Taps” played.
Peter Folan, the school’s president has said, “For us paying homage to a veteran, to bring him to our campus, to provide the burial rights he deserves, and to honor his legacy and to help our boys realize we have to stand with those who are marginalized.”
The veteran’s death is truly tragic that he died on the streets in West Roxbury, MA but thanks to the teenagers that he got a great honorable funeral. The high school teenagers wanted to make sure he got the honor and glory which he deserves.
It is a matter of proud that our teenagers think like this and they are about to make a difference in the community. While others think they always remain busy with their own life, actually they are participating in the welfare of the society. They are our next generation. It is a great matter of hope as our future lies on them.