Friday, November 22, 2013

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain. ~ John F. Kennedy

Dear Families-
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, Grades 5 & 6 viewed Part 1 of this History Channel documentary.  It is a riveting series of "primary documents" compiled to tell the story of President Kennedy's final hours and the aftermath of his assassination.  It's worth watching.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
May 29, 1917 -- November 22, 1963
Part 1

 Part 2

"The stories of past courage can . . . teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration, but they cannot supply courage itself.  For this, each man must look into his own soul." ~ J.F.K.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

So often we take for granted that for which we should be most grateful.  
To the veterans whose sacrifices for their country 
were predicated on the belief 
that democracy and freedom are ideals worth fighting for, 
you are indeed heroes.


History of the Holidays: History of Veterans Day