Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Time for Reflection

This week students and staff took time to reflect on the sacrifices that service men and women have made to provide us with the freedom and liberty we all too often take for granted.  The Veteran’s Day assemblies that took place in each school were solemn and respectful.  Our students never fail to impress me with their ability conduct themselves as respectful young adults. 
I was particularly impressed with our middle school students, who sat quietly and attentively listening to peer speakers as they watched a slide show projecting images of their artwork and prose created in response to the questions: What is freedom? What is service?  A very touching moment was the speech of student Sarah R., who eloquently spoke of her mother’s service in the Navy and the pride she has in her.  Of note is that her mom, a Navy nurse, is the first woman to be honored/ represented at a MERSD veterans assembly. 
As we honor our veterans tomorrow, I am certain that the MERSD community will recognize the commitment and sacrifice of those who have served.