Veterans Day is coming soon, and that means it’s time for McDowell students and staff to once again show our support to our local veterans in need. In the last few years, McDowell has been very successful in collecting canned food items to donate. This year, instead of collecting food, we would like to raise money to donate to the Military Veterans Resource Center. We have set a goal to raise $800 to donate. The Military Veterans Resource Center will then use that money to purchase food for veterans.
In order to help with our fundraising efforts, McDowell Student Council will be hosting a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament for McDowell Students next Friday, Nov. 1. To encourage participation from ALL students, the entry fee to join the tournament will be just $1! You may also pay an additional $1 to go to the Loser’s round of the tournament in order to stay in the tournament. Students must preregister for the tournament during lunch on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of next week.age
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Happy Veterans Day! These are pictures of MY favorite veteran, retired Staff Sergeant Kenneth H. Faerber, US Air Force. My dad spent 20 years in the service, serving in the Korean Conflict and serving two tours during the Vietnam War. Later he volunteered many hours for AMVETS, serving in the Honor Guard and volunteered his time to help veterans in many other aspects, as well. He taught me to love my country, to respect the flag, and to appreciate all veterans and soldiers for their service.
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Today the students of Laurelville Elementary paid tribute to our veterans. Mrs. Barnes, our music teacher, did an EXCELLENT job of working with the Laurelville students to prepare for this assembly. We were honored to have the Color Guard from AMVETS Post 2256 present to show the posting of colors, display the flag of each branch of our military, and play “Taps” at the end of the service. Grades 3-6 did a wonderful job of singing “American Tears” with the help of Leigh Davis (Miss Jo’s daughter and former Logan Elm graduate) as well as the songs of each military branch. Sixth grade students also played hand chimes with the singing of our national anthem and our student leadership team contributed with speaking parts. Many veterans were in attendance (men and women, young and old!) and were recognized by the military branch they served. It was a wonderful assembly and I hope our veterans know how much we appreciate their dedication and service!
Many of you will be attending the Circleville Pumpkin Show this week. You will be enjoying a lot of great food, having fun riding the rides and enjoying watching the parades (the pet parade is my favorite!).
I wanted to remind all of you of the proper behavior you should exhibit when the parade is coming near. As the Honor Guard leads the parade, it is proper behavior for those who are able to STAND as the American flag nears and to remain standing until it passes by you. By standing, you are showing respect for our country and more importantly, for the men and women who have selflessly served our country and those who are currently serving our country around the world.
My father is a 20-year Air Force veteran who served two tours in Vietnam and also the Korean War. I have much respect for him and all of our veterans who have sacrificed for our country. It saddens me when I see so many people who attend the parades and do not know (or do not care) what behavior should be shown as our American flag passes by. So please, remember to stand and to tell others around you. Sometimes it just takes one person to take a stand and others will follow your lead!