March 6, 2014
Delaware Christian School eighth-grade student Emily Parrish (right) reunites with her sister, Sgt. Melissa Parrish, at an assembly Thursday at the school. After a guest, Bible teacher Steve Hovda, began reading a letter from a wounded soldier, he called on Emily Parrish to finish reading the letter, written by Sgt. Parrish, who was injured in Afghanistan by a mortar explosion. Also at the reunion was Cpl. Joshua Parrish, who is set to be deployed to the same region in which his sister was injured.