Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

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!

1 comment:

Rach said...

wow Elisha, Thats an AMAZING article. What a crazy story- its true- we're so pampered- we don't think about these things- we think about whether we can afford to go on vacation this year or not ya know?
enjoy your day off anyway