Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Veterans Day Holiday for the record
Author: John Stevens
Board members and the Superintendent got a number of emails and phone calls regarding LCPS and Veterans Day, and because I'm sure it will come up again each year I thought I'd get this out there for the record. According to Dr. Hatrick, who in addition to being the Superintendent doubles as resident historian, spoke at last night's meeting about the reason LCPS holds classes on Veterans Day. According to his remarks, during the 70s Veterans groups came to LCPS and asked that LCPS not take the day off but instead hold programs for the students about the meaning and importance of the men and women who have served in America's armed forces. They calculated that this was the best way to truly involve the most children, and in exchange they promised to provide speakers and presenters for the schools. Sanders Corner Elementary provided an example of such a program this week. I think the lesson is that we don't have to take a vacation day to honor something special.
Labels: Food for Thought