“Honor to the soldier and the sailor everywhere, who bravely bears the country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for the brother of the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” These words spoken by President Abraham Lincoln pledged support and heartfelt thanks for the service and work of our nation’s veterans.
Our campus and learning community gathered today to honor and offer support, love, and thanks to our brave men and women who valiantly serve our country. Led by our extraordinary music teacher, Mrs. Perez (with the Specials Team and 5th Grade Team), our students talked, sang, rang bells, and shared stories in various ways. From the historical part of Veteran’s Day to the celebration of each branch of the military, they “covered all the bases.” 🙂 Special thanks to our LME families who participated in our traditional Wall of Honor this year; it will remain on display through the month of November.
Generation after generation, Americans have stepped forward to defend our freedom and preserve the founding principles of our great Nation. From Valley Forge to Vietnam, from Kuwait to Kandahar, from Berlin to Baghdad, and beyond, these patriots stood watch over America’s peace, and when necessary, carried the costs of our Nation’s wars. These brave men and women have cleared the seas, charged the hills, and covered the skies; we pledge to uphold each veteran’s legacy by teaching our younger generations, our learners, about the role in securing the blessings of liberty. In teaching others, we teach ourselves. May we always take the opportunity to remember, reflect, and revisit the service and sacrifices of our Nation’s Veterans. Here’s hoping you thank a Veteran today and every day! 🙂