This year I returned to our local middle school for their Veterans Day Celebration. The social studies teachers, along with the PTA, have coordinated an effort every year to have the local veterans come speak to the 8th grade class about their experiences in the military.
I took some Thank You notes from a local Cub Scout Pack to distribute to the Veterans.
There were veterans there from today all the way back to WWII.
Four of us are involved in Boy Scouts. I think that says a great deal about the service to others that goes hand-in-hand with military service.
I met some old friends and brought some new friends to share the day.
Monica and I were the only female veterans. I met her last month and invited her to come. She was the youngest person present and the 8th graders really connected with her.
Ed, Jack and I were panelists for one classroom. It was great to meet these polite, curious young men and women at our local middle school. They asked interesting questions.
Thanks to the middle school and the PTA for making such a special day!