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December 26, 2012

Standing guard

Recent school shootings lead soldier, father to provide visible, calming presence at school entrance


With the time to do it, Britt said he expects to continue volunteering at the school after the holiday break.

Britt has also received an outpouring of support from parents and others at the school.

Many passing by late Friday morning thanked him or told him “God bless you.”

“I’ve been trying to tell them, ‘I’m honored to do it,’” Britt said.

Others brought hot chocolate or offered to buy him lunch.

Several asked for pictures with the veteran.

Some children have approached him saying things that have left him not knowing what to say back, Britt said. “They tell me, ‘Thank you for saving my family.’”

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