Thursday, November 11, 2010

Honoring Veterans

In conjunction with the City of Galveston and the Nation, Galveston Early College High School and College Prep recognized Veterans Day with a moment of silence at 11:00 this morning, the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Principal Owens asked students and teachers to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of soldiers. She gave a statement about the meaning of Veterans Day, played the moving song of Taps, then read the following poem entitled, Heros, by Jared Jenkins:

In war, there are lives risked and lives taken
Men and women giving their best to defend what they love
They defend their country
Their honor
Their people

Some call them soldiers
Others call them heroes

Our veterans have risked their lives for us
They have lived through hell and fought with honor
Many have killed
And regret doing so

For every life, there is a soul
For every soul, there is a life

For those who have died, we show great appreciation and remembrance
For those who live, along with them live the horrific memories of battle
Some, memories of defeat
Some, memories of victory

Our veterans were more than soldiers
They were, and still are heroes

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