Monday, November 12, 2012
Happy Veterans Day!
Today, the fifth and sixth grade global studies students shared their appreciation for our US veterans by making cards. Many wrote poems while some simply said, "Thank you for your service!" One student said, "You are my greatest hope!" The cards will go to the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Before making cards, we watched a short video presentation about the beginnings of Veterans Day. Now, we know that it was formerly called Armistice Day and declared so by President Warren G. Harding. After World War II, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name in order to honor all veterans of all wars.
It is so important to show our gratitude to those who serve our great country. As we read in the book of John, chapter 15, verse 13, "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."