Veterans Are Not Forgotten at Christmas using the Read for the Record Program
As we continue to educate our students, we also remember our veterans who placed themselves in a position of danger in order to protect us.  This year, through a program called Read FOR THE RECORD, our students read the book, Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang.  The book is not a challenging read, however it does have a strong message of empowering each child to embrace their identity and to be comfortable with themselves as they are, and sharing who they are with others.
As a tie-in to our veterans, we remember who they are and how they served us, embracing our country with honor, loyalty, and pride.  To say thank you to our vets, our classrooms made lap-sized blankets which will all be donated to our local Veteran’s .  Each blanket has a card attached that thanks them for their service and indicates that we are praying for them.  A picture of some of the blankets is below.
This has been a wonderful experience for our students because we just celebrated Veteran’s day and now are able to thank all of the men and women who were and are in the armed forces.
God, please let every veteran of our community’s armed forces feel truly and appropriately honored by the Assumption students and teachers. Let no one feel forgotten or neglected. Let every man and woman, young or old, feel the deep and enduring gratitude that each of us possess.  Amen