Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and our schools and offices will be closed in observance of this important federal holiday.
Veterans Day has always held special significance in my family. I have several family members who served in each of the branches of our military. Like millions of others, they swore an oath to defend our country, liberty and democracy. Their dedication has left a lasting impact on my life.
So please remember that tomorrow (Nov. 11) isn’t just a day away from the classroom or work.
This is a solemn opportunity for us to honor our veterans, and their incredible service and sacrifice to protect our nation and preserve our freedom. They deserve our respect, admiration and eternal gratitude. We can never thank the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces enough for risking their lives to ensure our safety and security.
We should also remember our veterans’ families who make their own sacrifices while serving as the foundation for our heroes. Their unwavering love and support should be honored on this truly special day.
I want to personally thank every PCPS employee who is a veteran. No matter what branch of service or role you fulfilled in our military, we appreciate your continued commitment to public service in our school system. Thank you for being a positive influence in the lives of our community’s youth.
For our students who are planning to enter the military, I wish you all the best as you pursue this noble calling.