On the surface, this is how Minerva Central School students spent the early afternoon. Two hours of their regular schedule were put aside to honor our local Veterans. It seems like such a short amount of time to give for people who gave so much of themselves in serving our country. As an educator, learning is all about connections. If you can get your students to make a memorable connection between what you are teaching and their everyday lives – it makes a world of difference to their learning experience
Kurt Brunn presented the Colors to formally open the ceremony. He also retrieved the Colors at the ceremony’s closing. Teachers emphasized that by honoring the flag we are honoring our country. Now I think that when The Pledge of Allegiance is read over the loud speaker in the morning, our students will be reminded of Mr. Brunn presenting and retrieving the Colors that day.
Two especially important things happened in our gymnasium that day: we honored our Veterans in a profound and personal way and our Veterans honored us.
Thank you to all our Veterans and to the guests able to join us that day. As well as to those who could not. We are proud of your service and are honored to have you as members of our community.