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  1. Memorial Day

    Monday, May 27, 2013

    By Samantha DeRose








    Well, it seems like I just blogged on Friday.  Oh Wait!  I did.

    It's Memorial Day and after several days of winter weather, the sun's out and the barbecue is fired up all ready for me to burn some burgers and dawgs.

    I've lived on the same block for almost 45 years and every year we make our way a half block up to see the Memorial Day Parade.  Old faces, new faces, all honoring the men and women who serve to protect our freedoms.  My father served, my uncles, my friends, and now my former students are serving.

    I remember Anthony, my first little favorite.  He was in 3rd grade when I started my first teaching job.  I tutored him at the library over the summer.  We read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, he wrote stories, and told me his dreams of the future.  Then I blinked and he grew up to serve our country.


    A few years later, I walked in to teach my first AP English class and there sat Chris.  Chris's aunt and I had grown up together.  We used to play Charlie's Angel's and prowl around the neighborhood on Goosey Night.  Chris was in ROTC during his senior year.  He was an amazing student with a sense of humor that was wise beyond his years.  That was one of the best years I've ever had teaching.  Then I blinked and he grew up to serve our country.

    Thank you, Anthony and Chris and all of the students that I've taught, for all that you continue to do... and thank you to all of the men and women who have served / are serving our country.

    Memorial Day 2013





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  2. 1 comments:

    1. Rhonda said...

      Honor our warriors with promised benefits, jobs & health care. No More War Without End!

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