Fourth grade students recently had the opportunity to show their appreciation for the nation’s veterans and learn about patriotism, service and sacrifice from retired members of the U.S. armed forces.
Phil and Theresa Kauffman, parents of Claire, visited the Fourth grade classes to speak to the students about their service in the U.S. Airforce. They spent time answering students’ questions and telling their stories of working in the Pentagon and taking care of legal matters as JAG lawyers. Mr. & Mrs. Kauffman spoke to the students about women in the armed forces and showed the girls a video clip of the first woman Thunderbird pilot.
In Social Studies, Fifth graders discussed why it is important to acknowledge the service of others and how to express their gratitude on a card. Then students made cards of thanks and prayers for the hospitalized military veterans at the Coatesville Veterans Hospital. “We wanted to thank and honor all those who served in the military. We know that their duty and sacrifices will never be forgotten,” said Mrs. Veneziale, Fifth Grade Teacher.
Encouraging service and gratitude at Villa helps the girls to understand the impact they can have on their global community.