In 1983, David J. Burke graduated from Framingham South High School.
Twenty-nine years later, Burked emailed Framingham High Principal Michael Welch to say he is "proud to be a Flyer."
Burke, his wife and his daughter, 8, today live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
On Christmas Eve, the couple attended their daughter's Christmas pageant at Newtown High School.
Burke said displayed over the trophy case at the entrance of the Connecticut High School, in the same community where 20 students and 6 adults were killed on Dec. 14, was a banner from Framingham High School students.
Before students, staff and teachers at Framingham High went on holiday break, they created a "Scroll of Support" for the students of Newtown High School, where elementary students from Sandy Hook School feed into, according to Welch.
Students and staff wrote brief messages of support for the high school students. They also collected donations, coordinated through the Red Cross and Newtown Savings Bank, according to Welch.
"I wanted to take a moment to thank the students of Framingham High School for their support and encouragement of our students in Newtown," wrote Burke in an email to Welch on Dec. 26. "The banner made me proud to be a “Flyer”, thank you."
"What a nice note; clearly our efforts have had a meaningful impact on a former Flyer who graduated 30 years ago," Welch wrote in an email to Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott this week. "You never know what kinds of connections Framingham has with those around us."