I know I wrote about my dad on Memorial Day but I didn't want to let this day go by without mentioning him again.
But instead of my words, read his.
I read this article to all the middle school classes yesterday and it was a little surreal. So many of these kids haven't been out of this city and don't have a lot of knowledge about history or the rest of the world. So I felt it was important to show/remind them that there many unselfish, brave people that sacrifice their lives and their safety just so we can have ours.
I used to think "Yay, a day off of school." I still think that (I am a teacher after all, and everyone likes a day off!) but now I am conscious of the reason.
So, thank you to all those soldiers and sailors who have fought for us. And thank you to those who are fighting now. You are appreciated!