Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Wall of Gratitude and Remembrance"

Desert Princess is having a fantastic year in school this year. Much of the impetus and credit goes to her fifth grade teacher, Ms. Witte and her grade level team. They are quite an innovative group with the many learning activities and projects they think out and plan out for their students. One such project we attended today was called "Wall of Gratitude and Remembrance".

As part of the 5th grade curriculum, a wall is created in each fifth grade classroom to honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country in the armed forces. To see this wall is quite moving as each student recognizes an individual that has served in the armed forces and then posts photos and other items on this 'Wall of Gratitude and Remembrance'.

In Desert Princess's case this meant honoring her great grandfather, Commander Cyril Schaller who served our country during the second world war and in other theaters of action. What really made it special was that Great Grandfather attended and participated in this school event, and was able to share his medals, ribbons and commendations with Desert Princess's class.

How very special for our granddaughter to have this opportunity, to reflect on the contributions of others, and to be able to connect to the sacrifices of earlier generations.

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