As the coronavirus swept through the nation, schools once bustling with the sounds of children became ghost towns, school buses stopped in their tracks, and classrooms once filled with life went vacant.
The pandemic left families in Bladen County, North Carolina, in a dire situation. Unemployment skyrocketed, and families struggled more to feed their children.
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan missed a year of his baseball career to serve in the Army. Olympian Charley Paddock was known as the "fastest man alive"?and also served as an Army lieutenant during World War I.