Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

One of the most popular Chets Creek Book-of-the-Months was repeated today in celebration of Veteran's Day, America's White Table. The book is the story of a white table that is set in remembrance of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that we may enjoy peace. As we entered the Media Center today all the lights were off except for a spotlight on a small table. As the Principal began reading, the Media Specialist set each item on the table to remember - a white tablecloth to honor a soldier's pure heart, a lemon slice and grains of salt on a plate to show a captive soldier's bitter fate and the tears of families waiting for loved ones to return. A black napkin is added for sorrow and the empty chair represents the missing soldier who is not there - a white candle for peace and a red rose for hope. As the Principal closed the book at the last words, the sounds of Taps played. Each person was left with their own memories...
thank you Daddy for your service and for your sacrifice.

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