Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues

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Marine in Afghanistan watches daughter graduate from Brooke Point

Last month, I wrote about Bethany Alley, who graduated June 18 from Brooke Point High School.  She was worried her father,  Col. Scott Alley, who has been in the Marine Corps for 23 years, wouldn’t be able to watch her receive her diploma. He is on a 13-month deployment to Afghanistan. 

Bethany was hoping someone could videotape the ceremony and put it on the Internet live for her father and others to watch. Well, after reading my blog, a company volunteered its help, and Bethany’s father was able to watch her graduate.

The company recently sent a press release, which you can read here.