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“Today is NOT about me. It is about this image—the Battlefield Cross—and what it represents...Was [their loss] worth it? This is the wrong question to answer. Instead we should commit ourselves to 'Make it Worth It!'”

—Major Stephen M. Pelligreen '99, United States Marine Corp

Major Stephen M. Pelligreen ’99 spoke to Upper School students, faculty and staff at the Memorial Day Assembly on May 19, which honored the memory of alumni and faculty who lost their lives in service to our nation. Following Marine Corp Officer Candidate School, Major Pelligreen served a 10-month tour of duty in the Al Anbar Province of Western Iraq. He now resides in Costa Mesa, CA, and serves as a Reservist.