The following letter was written by a sixth grade student at Kennedy Middle School as part of their informed action unit in social studies. A small group of students wanted to share their feelings about Veterans Day after listening to a presentation from three local veterans on Nov. 10:
To the editor:
I want to thank Mr. White, Mr. Urso, and Mr. Brennan for coming to J.F.K to share their experiences with us.
I used to think that Veterans Day was just a simple day off from school. After the presentation, I found a new understanding of veterans.
They spend months, or even years, away from their families, go through tough training, and risk their lives on the battlefield for our freedom and rights. There is even more pain that they go through “behind the scenes.”
I am very thankful for their presentation because it helped me respect veterans in a new light.
Cara St. John, Mrs. Dana Colaccino’s class