The school recently unveiled a mural dedicated to former student Sergeant David Weir.
The 24-year-old soldier was killed in a gun battle with Iraqi insurgents in September. Sergeant Weir attended Oak Grove School from 1989 to 1995.
The school held a memorial service for its fallen son just days after the military announced his
The school is slowly recovering from the loss of David Weir
...At the center of the mural is a picture of Sergeant David Weir riding on a humvee.
It also shows several medals Weir received, including The Purple Heart.
There is also a picture of David Weir
sitting at a school desk drawing an army tank.
Sergeant Weir's teachers will tell you he
had a passion for the military from the time he
was known for including army tanks in practically all of his
Several of his
teachers spoke with The Bradley News
about their former student and the work of art that so passionately conveys their love for him. "I am extremely proud that his legacy will live on," said school librarian Barbara Harrison, "Today's children need true heroes and David was a real hero."
"We're a very patriotic school," says Elliott, "and the mural just brings out more of our patriotism-we all feel proud to have known David