My name is John O’Leary and I am a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the class of 1943 and have now reached the age of 96. I, along with many others from different schools transferred into Hayes in September of 1941 as a Junior. Little did we know what the future had in store for us. WWII started on December 7, 1941. Those who were 18 and over had to register for the draft.