Rally for the Troops

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Students at Blennerhassett Junior High School made good use of a shortened day of classes.

Several of them organized a rally, aimed at those serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Organizers said it's a way of letting soldiers know they have support from the public.

“We didn't like what we saw on TV, with people yelling at the troops and the president. We thought, 'why not start a rally for people who support the war',” says organizer Franklin Buskirk.

Buskirk says the rally was held after school, so that more people would see it and take part in it.