Veterans Day is intended to honor all those who have honorably served in the armed forces in times of war and peace. The Barnesville School has a long-standing tradition of honoring military service members and our annual Veterans Day ceremony is organized by a committee led by Dona Kaufman, the School’s Teaching and Learning Coordinator.
Barnesville School students observed Veterans Day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, singing America the Beautiful, participating in a moment of silence, placing flags around the school garden, and learning about the multifaceted work of our nation’s military.
The Barnesville School community was honored to have Staff Sergeant Marousek, who served 10 years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, address our students (she is also a Barnesville parent and Vice President of the BPC). Staff Sergeant Marousek spoke to our students about the importance of her work, specifically her peace-keeping mission in Nicaragua, and shared with students her experience with the children she interacted with there.
The Barnesville School has a long-standing tradition of honoring military service members and our annual Veterans Day ceremony is organized by a committee led by Dona Kaufman, the School’s Teaching and Learning Coordinator. Students were encouraged to consider making a small, personal donation to Fisher House Foundation, which provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.
Today there are more than 24 million veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We thank each of them for their service. Thank you.