Last week I had the privilege of conducting a Skype session with 4 second grade classes from the Pflugerville Elementary School. All told, it was about 80 students, our Nation’s future.
We talked about freedom. I emphasize that freedom wasn’t free, and that American service members (and their Families) are sacrificing a great deal to protect our freedoms and our way of life. I emphasized the importance of living a life of service to others.
I told them to take the time to thank their teachers. I believe that the two most important members of our society are our service members who protect our freedoms, and our teachers who build our Nation’s future. Unfortunately, we as a Nation give those two groups only minimal compensation. We must constantly express our gratitude. My hope is that these future leaders grow-up embracing and respecting our teachers and service member, thus shaping the course of a better future.