somedays i wonder why our kids attend the school they do

but then there are days like today, and i am thankful

thankful that the entire school comes out with flags waving and cheers ready

where two boys who happen to belong to me remember their teacher’s instructions to dress well for the occasion

thankful that they get to go to school at all

and because they go to this school 

right on the path of our city’s annual Veterans Day parade

i am invited to join each and every grade on the sidewalk with their flags and cheeers

and when an Army Veteran joins them

 and calls out; “Truscott students, Attention!”

as only an Army Soldier can do

and they all stand at attention, saluting

i am reminded to be thankful

for these men and women who have sacrificed much

happy Veterans Day friends