When first-grader Liam Kelley volunteered to give tours of the Veterans Museum at East Elementary School in Waynesville, he thought it would be a great way to honor Veterans, but he had no idea how special his day was going to be. After participating in the tour, Command Sergeant Major, Retired, James Breckinridge presented Kelley with a challenge coin. Kelley escorted Breckinridge through the Veterans Museum on November 22nd. “Liam did it with such enthusiasm and passion for wanting to recognize the veterans and share the displays that were hanging on the walls,” Breckinridge said. “That’s why I wanted to recognize him with a coin of excellence for just being an awesome kid.” After retiring from the military, Breckinridge wanted to do something to be able to continue to recognize those individuals who go above and beyond, and Kelley did just that. Breckinridge shared that his retirement coin is not about him, but more so, it’s about all those individuals who always make a difference every day to make everybody’s life so much better, including those who helped him throughout his career. Breckenridge previously served as the Command Sergeant Major (top enlisted leader) at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood and later as the command sergeant major of the U-S Army Criminal Investigation Command and U. S. Army Corrections Command at Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Va.