U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Darrell Stamps Sr., stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, flew across the country last night so he could walk his 5-year-old son, Darrell Stamps Jr., to school this morning at the new Portage Path Community Learning Center.
Portage Path was among all but a handful of Akron elementary schools (along with Perkins and Litchfield middle schools) to participate in the Third Annual Fathers Walk. Organizers also arranged walks at Revere Middle School, Brunswick Middle School in Medina County and some schools in Stark County and in northern Summit County both today and yesterday.
The last time Sgt. Stamps saw Portage Path, where he went to school, it was about to be torn down. The new Portage Path school was dedicated on Aug. 30. He was quite impressed with the new school.
Video by Akron Beacon Journal education reporter John Higgins