BFA Fairfax Middle School Students Reflect on Veterans Day

 Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners. FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.

Action Step – Engage community partners in a focused collaborative inquiry process.

Indicator of Success – Students challenge convention and make contributions in their community, state, and world.

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In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Today BFA middle school students took time to learn about the make meaningful connections to this important national holiday. During social studies classes, the students reviewed the purpose for the holiday, examined significant national monuments, and shared personal stories of family members and friends who have served our nation.

veterens dayThe Fairfax and Fletcher communities have long and proud tradition of service in our nation’s armed forces. We appreciate all the men and women who bravely serve and protect our country to ensure our freedom. Thank you to all our veterans!

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