Happy Veterans Day!
Most of us know someone who served our country in the armed services. Some of us may have experienced the loneliness of a spouse or parent’s deployment and the strain that time away can cause a family. There is also the pride and admiration felt when seeing your loved one through the lens of a uniform or a rank or the sense of wonder in hearing stories from days spent on a ship, in a plane or on the ground.
We are thankful for our veterans and the many roles they play in our lives and in our country. How appropriate that this season of thanksgiving includes Veterans Day, providing a tangible opportunity to celebrate these special men and women. Thank you to the Episcopal veterans who shared their information with us.
Lower School students and staff recently expressed their gratitude during the annual Veterans Day celebration. Head of School Hugh McIntosh, who is also a Navy Veteran, shared a special message with students and saluted veterans in attendance. In addition, the names of service members affiliated with the school were added to the Thanksgiving wall hanging in Greer.
Veterans from all branches were recognized during the Lower School event. In keeping with the many roles they take on, veterans in attendance introduced themselves and their student. This reminds us that our veterans are also a part of the American family as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, grandparents and friends. We are proud to have them as a part of our Episcopal family as well.
The Episcopal community thanks you for your service. We thank you for your commitment to each of us. You bring a new meaning to #strongeruKnighted.