Veterans Day. I chatted with a Korean war veteran at the grocery store the other day. He lives up the street from us and I've seen him out gardening when I have walked by. He doesn't know me, but when he gave me my poppy, he made a point to say how nice everyone has been to him. Someone brought him a cup of coffee as he sat out in front of the grocery store and another gave him some warm gloves. I won't be at school today (I have an all-day seminar) but I hope my students will think about Veterans Day and the sacrifice that was made to ensure their peace.
I love my country and I'm so thankful that I live here. Thank you, good soldier. May you feel appreciated and honored today.