On Friday we celebrated Veterans Day at school. It's one of my favorite days of the year as we honor more than 300 special vets, some of whom have never recieved proper recognition.
My favorite sweet visitor to our team is a 92-year-old veteran who came to visit one of my students. Her dad works at a nursing home and had a special connection with him. He spoke a bit about his World War II experiences and even brought in mementos to show the students. It was awesome to see so many 10-year-olds crowded around to look at his photos and treasures. (And funny to help him get out to his bright red Camaro after the program!)
After a parade through the building, the vets enter our packed gymnasium and are honored with songs, thank you's, and poetry. Two great teachers established a "Just Three Words" slideshow the students help create. It's a special part of the program and you can view it here.
Thank you, Veterans. Thinking of you today, Grandpa Ted!