PCS honored for Veterans Day program
Perkins County Schools was among more than 160 schools and school districts from across the state are being honored by Secretary of State John Gale for hosting programs, large and small, for military veterans in their communities. Each one has been mailed a certificate of recognition for programs held on or around Veterans Day.
“It really is heartwarming to see the efforts that teachers, staff and students put into these events,” noted Gale. “Some schools open their doors to nearby communities as well as their own, so that everyone can enjoy them. Other schools incorporate flag folding demonstrations, essay contests and presentations of gifts to veterans in attendance.”
Gale said he often hears from teachers about the appreciation and emotion expressed through these programs. “They are very much about acknowledging the sacrifices of those who have served our nation, especially in combat.”
Gale has been sending certificates to schools since 2008, when a program at a middle school in Grand Island caught his attention. This year, many schools reported using the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, to teach their students about World War I.
“Unfortunately, there is no shortage of circumstances in which military intervention has been necessary to secure the freedoms of our country. That is still true today. My hope is that our family members, friends, and neighbors who have served, and will be serving, will continue to be a source of inspiration for generations to come.”