Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thanks to the Students at Somerset Intermediate School and Crisfield High School JROTC

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” ~ Flora Edwards

Yesterday, 6th and 7th grade students from Somerset Intermediate School served breakfast to veterans at the Crisfield Elks Lodge. Students were chosen from essays they had written.

After serving breakfast, students got to eat breakfast and chat with veterans who served from D-Day to the present day war. What an honor.

Thank you, students. You did a wonderful job. And thanks to teacher Cindy Taylor, shown right in the photo.

Also taking part in the veteran's breakfast, the Crisfield JROTC: Thank you. You did a great job on the presentation of the colors.

And while I am on this honored day, here is a photo I took of the volunteers who drive the DAV passenger van, helping vets get to appointments as far away as Baltimore. If you live in the area and would like to help, send me an email and I will put you in touch with them.

Oh, a big thanks to the Crisfield Elks Lodge for providing the food and to the volunteers who did the cooking. It takes a village...

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live." ~ George Bernard Shaw

From the young to the old, I think the people of Crisfield understand the above quote perfectly.

Remember to thank a vet whenever you see one. Don't wait for Veteran's Day.


Bagman and Butler said...

Whew! The last shot, particularly. A lot of emotion captured there.

Barry said...

That was a wonderful idea for the students to do. I'm certain they learned a lot and that the vets benefited from their visit.

Crisfield has a heart.

gigi said...

Loved this!

Just catching up on you and have looked at lots of post, as always such great feelings and beautiful pictures.