Each year, the Mesquite, Texas Independent School District puts out a tribute video for each of their five High Schools honoring their Alumni who are serving and have served in the U.S. Military.
In a world where we have so much to complain about from what is happening in our public school system, I am HONORED to write this article for my hometown!
Our precious years in High School are some of our most important in our lives. We become adults during that time.
Afterward, we go our separate ways into the adult world. Some of the bravest choose to serve their country and some give their lives in the process.
The Mesquite ISD has chosen the last few years to honor these brave men and women with these memorial videos. A plethora of districts in this country would not even think of doing such a thing, let alone follow through to spend the time to do so!
I laud Mesquite ISD for this patriotic action that not only honors our bravest, but that sets an indelible mark on the Mesquite school children of the importance of this sacrifice.
I would encourage EVERY school district in the country to follow their lead. What an incredible opportunity to make such a difference and honor the Alumni who chose to take the hard road that often comes from joining the U.S. Military!
Take some time and watch the videos. Here is one and you can find the rest at the MISD YouTube channel.
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~ Elmer Davis
(Reporter, author, and the Director of the United States Office of War Information during World War II.)
Please share this far and wide! Send it to those involved in education and the school district in your town.
Call to Action! Please tell the Mesquite School District that you appreciate this action:
Write or Call!
…and please take the time today to remember our finest!
Learn more about Veterans Day via History.com:
“Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle.
Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.“