In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to share a story we came across:
A teacher named Martha Cothren gave her classes in Little Rock, Arkansas a very important lesson on Veterans Day.
Before school started, she removed all the desks from the room, leaving her students no place to sit.
As the students came in her room, she told them they couldnt have their desks until they told her how they earned the right to sit at their desks.
Her students were stumped all day – and they found a place to sit on the floor.
At the very end of the day, she had 27 Veterans show up in uniform and carry in the desks. They were lined up perfectly straight, and the students started to understand the message. Our Veterans and heroes earned the right for them to sit at their desks.
Here are words from Cothern: “You didn’t earn the right to sit at those desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It’s your responsibility to learn, to be good students. They paid the price so you could have the freedom to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so you have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.”
Thank you Veterans, for everything you have given us.