High Point, NC -- After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, three wounded Marines based out of Camp Lejune made a pit stop on Wednesday in the Piedmont Triad to give encouraging words to high school students.
Two sergeants and a captain spoke to nearly 300 teens in a packed auditorium at High Point Central.
They spoke about combat but they wanted to share an even bigger message beyond their own call of duty.
"I guarantee you that if you live your life in service to others, with character, you can change your world," the Marines urged.
"I thought it was great for people who come to school everyday to see how people give their lives to give people the opportunity to come to school everyday," said Sophomore Parker Ford.
"It made it come to life. It's not just on the TV. These men have given a part of their lives and a part of their being to defend our nation," said Junior ROTC participant Colton Adams."
"I thought it was really good and really inspiring and I liked it a lot," expressed 15-year-old Ashlyn Day.
This is the 18th year for the program which is organized by a group called Lighthouse Project.
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