I love many things about teaching ... one of which is beginning everyday with the Pledge of Allegiance. Standing with my students ... our hands on our hearts ... facing the flag ... speaking those powerful words in unison. It serves as a daily reminder of the wonderful freedoms we enjoy ... and those who have and continue to defend those freedoms for us.
Veterans ... thank you for your service ... I appreciate all that you've done and continue to do ... I am forever grateful.