A Veterans Day message from Superintendent Scully
For generations, many have stepped forward to serve this great country without being asked. Your grandparents, moms and dads, sons and daughters, uncles and aunts, sisters and brothers, fellow teachers, aides, principals, administrators, security guards, and so many among us … they were not asked – they just stepped forward.
And when they took that oath that reads in part …
“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”
… They knew they maybe called upon to give ALL
It is my understanding that two thirds of our nation’s homeless are veterans. Many wait for days for medical care and the suicide rate is so high.
So, as we take time this Wednesday to reflect on what Veterans Day is all about, please today and tomorrow take the time with your students to discuss and share a story or event that illustrates the value of stepping forward.
In the photo above, the smile on that veteran’s face is so telling; he has stepped forward and so has that child.
May God continue to bless all those who have stepped forward and keep safe those who continue to do so.