Thursday, January 22, 2009
Rambling Thoughts January 22, 2009
This is the flag at our school.The flag is the first thing I see when I drive into school. It sets the tone for my day, whether I consciously know that or not. Each day that I drive into the parking lot, I look up at it and give thanks to all those who have given their lives, time, and honor to protect and serve.
I also look to it with a heavy heart when it is at half mast as this symbolizes someone we know, or a soldier from NJ, who has died. Tonight one of the parents of our students died. A young man who had children, one who is in fourth grade. I can't imagine that poor family and what they are going through tonight and for the coming weeks. It seems that each year we have a parent die...and we are a young school.
The flag also makes me think that this is the first work day for our new president.He is on his way making changes and finding out that there is so much to be done. My hope is that he tries his best and believes in himself, really believes in himself that he can be strong.
The flag...it makes me realize so many things. What does it make you think about?
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