With all the negative hype about politicians, our country’s dismal economic stature, and the strong divide between parties, it’s refreshing to see that love and pride for our country are still strong! This week, we enjoyed honoring our heroes, the United States veterans during our annual Veteran’s Day ceremony! It was heartwarming to see the pride in the faces of our many honored veterans and the looks of respect and awe in the faces of our students as stories were told, songs were sung, poetry recited, lessons taught, flags folded, ROTC marching, scouts leading, veterans sharing, and so much more — all in honor of the special men and women who have or are still sacrificing so much for our freedom!
Colonel Redmond, our passionate keynote speaker, honored and decorated U.S. veteran, author, and proud father of Ms. Kathy Parkins, beloved K-5 teacher. Read more about his book “A Dusty Boot Soldier Remembers” at www.dustybootsoldier.com.
A Special Thanks to…
- Drill Sergeant Foley for working with the scouts on flag protocol and the donation of new U.S. flags to our school.
- The many honored veterans who attended the ceremony and allowed us to pay our deepest respect and gratitude! You are our heroes!
Patriotism and respect for our country and its history remain a valuable and integral part of our school curriculum and our daily celebrations as we
work to prepare our students to be productive and successful leaders of tomorrow. Yes, patriotism is alive and well at Park Maitland School!
God Bless America…
Head of School
Our heartfelt support and condolences go out to
victims of the Paris attack and their families.
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
— Howard Zinn