Aaron Greenleaf got an early Christmas present from his younger brother, Matthew.
Aaron, 20, is home on leave from the Marine Corps. Currently, he is based at 29 Palms, Calif.
Tuesday night, Matthew, 11, participated in the Christmas music program at Boyle County Middle School. Of course, his older brother joined parents, John and Sharie. Matthew had a piano solo and his teacher, Nancy Ward, gave him permission to say something before playing.
Matthew acknowledged his brother and Aaron got a standing ovation from those present. One parent said it was quite moving.
Aaron expects to be sent back to Iraq after the first of the year. His first tour with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion saw him take part in the rescue of seven American prisoners of war.
Burgin filly comes in second at Breeder's Crown
Jack and Martha Gray of Burgin saw their mare, Delmartha, come in second in the 3-year-old trotting fillies race at the Breeder's Crown held two weeks ago at Meadowlands, N.J.