Buddy program in Illinois pairs students with veterans - U.S.

STARS AND STRIPES | on Tue, Apr 4, 1:47 AM

QUINCY, Ill. — Illinois fifth-grader M.J. Mefford was feeling pretty lucky because she got to spend some time with one of her good buddies, U.S. Marine Corps veteran George Herendeen. "I like it that I get to see George once a month. It gives us a chance to learn more about the people who saved our country," M.J. said. "I love doing it because I get to pass on knowledge that I've learned over the years, plus I get a buddy or adopted grandchild, depending what we want to call it that year," He...

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