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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Veteran Peter C. Lemon visits Pikes Peak Prep
Pikes Peak Prep was honored to receive a visit from Peter C. Lemon who spent time with our young elementary students.Mr. Lemon is one of the youngest surviving recipients of America's highest award:The 'Congressional Medal of Honor'. Vastly outnumbered in a fierce enemy attackin Vietnam, Mr. Lemon assisted in saving the lives of his team. Although wounded numerous times, he refused to be evacuated until the enemy had retreated and his injured comrades were airlifted to safety. He is an inductee in the elite Ranger Hall of Fame.
Peter C. Lemon is a dynamic motivational speaker. He is anAmbassador of courage, determination and triumph, and through his visit to our school he profoundly enriches thelives of our youth.
Acclaimed author of Beyond the Medal, A Journey from Their Hearts and Executive Producer of the Emmy winning PBS Documentary Beyond the Medal of Honor, Mr. Lemon donated his book to the 32,000 secondary schools in the United States and the television documentary, with curriculum, to 17,000 public and private high schools to inspire our youth to become worthy citizens
On May 1, 2009 Mr. Lemon was presented the coveted Outstanding American by Choice Award by President Barack Obama at The White House, recognizing his life of professional and civic contribution.
Mr. Lemon talked about being brave and having courage. Students were able to look closely at the “Congressional Medal of Honor”.He presented each student with his book and two photos, one with himself and President Obama.He autographed his picture with the following “Pikes Peak Prep Students: Respect and protect your freedoms. Make the right choice and live your dreams!Peter C. Lemon”. Everyone at Pikes Peak Prep cannot wait for his return visit to talk to our upper classes.