Pondering…My Country Tis of Thee
I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died
And gave that right to me.
So I gladly stand up, next to you
And defend her still today,
Cuz their ain’t no doubt I love this land!
God Bless the USA. (Lee Greenwood)
Carol J. Schulz
Support our veterans
For the past 17+ years, the American Legion and VFW organizations have held a Veteran’s Day Program at the Armory on 11/11 at 10:00 a.m. with a soup luncheon following at the American Legion Building and have had the full support of our school administration to dismiss all students (K-12) for this program. This program has always been directed to educating our children as to what Veteran’s Day is and what a Veteran does and has sacrificed so that we all can live freely.
This year the school administration has informed us that this program needs to be held at 2:30 so that the students and staff could “call it a day” rather than focusing it around the 11th hour as it always has been; and, that it is too much of a disruption in their day to bus the elementary students and bus them back saying that it uses up nearly four hours of their day. Our program is generally 45 minutes long and I find it hard to believe that is takes much longer than a half hour round trip to bus these kids. One and a half hours really doesn’t seem like much compared to the time that our Veterans have given for all of us.
We were told that “Next Year this won’t be a problem because the new school will be built and the students will all be together”. We ask, “Why change it this year?” It appears to the Veterans that the School Administration doesn’t appreciate what they are doing. I wonder how this would affect our local Veteran’s when it comes time to sponsor youth in their various extra curricular programs? PARENTS show your support for Veterans by contacting the Miller School System to dismiss your child for this year’s Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, 11/12/12 at 10:00 a.m.
Jean Johnson, Am. Legion Aux. President
David Johnson, Alan Odden,
Leo Istas and J.B. Heilman