Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Giving Thanks

I hope everyone enjoyed the slide show presentation yesterday during the lunch hour. It was really neat to see the staff members and relatives of staff members during their time of service. I think Veterans day is a great time to say thank you to all the wonderful men and women who served in the military to protect us and our country. I am glad we take a day like yesterday to say "Thanks". I had someone ask me yesterday what was the difference between Veterans day and Memorial day. Well Veterans day we honor all service men and women, both living and dead. On Memorial day, we honor those that gave their lives for our country. It is really astounding to think of all those that have died serving this country. This picture has always made me stand back and really think:
 This is called the Freedom Wall at the World War II memorial. The picture is showing the wall with stars on the wall. You have to look close to see that those are actually stars. There are 4048 gold stars and each star represents 100 american service personnel who died or remain missing. The 405,399 dead or missing is second only to the loss of more than 620,000 Americans during our civil war. WOW!
I guess you can see why it is important on a day like Veterans day to say "thank you" to our living service men and women. I hope whenever you see a service man or woman you will say thanks, shake their hand and let them know how proud you are of them. It will go a long way.

Speaking of saying "thanks", can you believe we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving day? Where is the time going? I hope you will take some time between now and then and really think of all the things you have to be thankful for. I know at times that we all get bogged down with homework, upcoming tests, worries about graduation, etc... but it is important to slow down and think of all you have to be thankful for.
I also want to remind everyone that our upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences are Thanksgiving week. The dates are Monday the 24th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Tuesday the 25th, from 10:30 am until 8:30 pm. Please call 419-238-5411 ext 2126 to make an appointment. Students are welcome!

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