WINCHESTER, Mass. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) The mother of a former Navy SEAL killed in the attack on Benghazi visited Winchester High School for a moving tribute to her son.
The number 20 was placed on the "Wall of Honor" in the Winchester Field house on Thursday night. As a wrestler at Winchester High in the 80s, Glen Doherty did not wear a number on his team uniform.
"We're putting up the number 20 because it coincides with the number of people he saved that day," said Winchester High wrestling coach Larry Tremblay. "Here's a guy when most people are running away, he's running into the action."
Tremblay's team unveiled their new camouflage uniforms at the event in honor of Glen. They are expected to wear them at events throughout the month of February.
Glen's mother joined the wrestling team and other Winchester High students at the emotional ceremony on Thursday night. Some of the Winchester High students showed their support for the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, a charity aimed at bringing education and recreation to those in need, by selling t-shirts.
Aside from the foundation established in his name, Glen leaves behind a legacy and a lesson summed up in the comment he wrote in his yearbook back in 1988.
"I, Glen Doherty, when I leave here, I leave my whole life behind, my friends. You are my life, nothing is real without you. Everything that's mine is yours. I leave behind a piece of my heart. Don't stop, never stop. NO REGRETS, Ever."
To learn more about the Glen Doherty Foundation: http://www.glendohertyfoundation.org/
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Glen Doherty's alma mater honors his life, sacrifice in emotional ceremony
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