Students at Mariposa Elementary recently invited local veterans, firefighters and police officers to a Hero’s Breakfast in their honor. After the breakfast, students honored the local heroes through songs from the Mariposa chorus directed by Mary McCartney, a “Thank You” presentation from Michelle Smith’s first grade class, poem readings from second grade students and thank you cards from the entire school. The heroes were thrilled to receive the hugs and thank you cards from the students! Afterwards, the local police and fire department invited students outside to view the emergency vehicles and learn about safety. Pictured are Jonah McCrory, from left, Noah Corsiglia and Daymon Boatswain enjoying spraying the fire hose. Students from grades Pre-K through first sat in the back of a fire engine and learned about the computers in the front of police vehicles. It was a fabulous day and a tradition that will continue.