A Veterans Day Lesson You Should Never Forget!

Reblogger Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty WV0026375

 

Alan Gross has shared an amazing story today. Please read and go to Alan's post and leave a comment.

 

A Veterans Day lesson you should never forgetWe should thank  all of the brave men and women who have served our proud nation today and every day!

 


 

Original content by Alan Gross NMLS #217388

A Veterans Day Lesson You Should Never Forget!

In September of 2005, a social studies schoolteacher from Arkansas did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she took all the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period. They walked in - there were no desks.

"Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?"

She replied, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk."

They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades."

"No," she replied.

"Maybe it's our behavior"

She told them, "No, it's not even your behavior."

And so they came and went, the first period, second period, third period - still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom.

Martha Cothren said, "Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you."

At this point Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, "You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it."

By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.



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Alan Gross

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Yes, Rebeca, honor all Veterans and give gratitude for a job well done in serving and sacrificing for our country.

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What a great story, thanks for passing it on!

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Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed reading the original one.

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Rebecca: What an incredible story that I hope made a lasting impression on those students. An excellent reblog choice.

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Rebecca

Maybe if some the athletics should read the story . . . . and stand up for America.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

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Such a great story, Rebecca!  Thank you for re-blogging this as I missed the original post.

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