Military aircraft on display for Overbrook Catholic, St. Cecilia students

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Overbrook Catholic first-grade student CC Caldwell tries on a helmet with the help of Capt. Megan Kinsey. Photos by Katie Peterson

In honor of Veterans Day, Overbrook Catholic School hosted an aircraft landing at the school. The landing, organized by Lt. Col. Mark Conklin, battalion commander of the 2-17 Cav, 101st Air Assault Division, featured two AH-64E Apache Guardians and a Black Hawk. 

Along with the students, several parents and veterans were in attendance, as was Ralph Schulz, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, and a parishioner of Christ the King Church.

After the aircrafts landed and students heard from Lt. Col. Conklin, they were each given the opportunity to look at the aircrafts up close and sit inside them. Then, the fifth-grade students accompanied the veterans in attendance to the gym lobby for donuts and coffee. 

Prior to the aircraft landing, Father Mark Chrismer, chaplain at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, celebrated Mass in the school gymnasium. 

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