This picture of Staff Sgt Jordan Pritchard is from WSMV.com.
Our Marines are always faithful. Staff Sgt Jordan Pritchard, a former Marine, volunteered to stand guard outside the front door of his children’s school, Gower Elementary School, in Nashville, because of the recent school shootings.
He will be at the school until Christmas break.
He said, “We need hope”. The local police force is unable to take on the extra security job of guarding the school at this time.The parents and families at the school feel better that he is there.This father of two is in uniform, but unarmed as schools are a gun free zone.
In an article by Philip Caulfield, Jordan said he believed the sight of a soldier standing sentinel would make a gunman think twice about attacking the school. “What this uniform represents, the hope it brings, is larger than any weapon that I would ever need.”
Jordan believes, “If you are able and capable of doing something, you have the responsibility to act.” The students and parents at the school have thanked him with words, cards, and pictures.
Jordan explained, “We have to live this life for other people,” he told newschannel5.com. “That’s the only way that happiness and true peace and hope will come back to our nation is when we all come back together and love each other.”
Thank you Staff Sgt Jordan Pritchard for showing us how to have hope, to act responsibly, and to love each other. God bless you and your family. Your are a good man and make the world a better place. Glad you have our backs.