Category Archives: American Spirit

Take Time to Interview a Veteran

Veterans Day

Today during a guest (substitute teaching assignment, I had the opportunity to teach sixth-grade science. At the end of the class in the morning, we prepared the students with questions to ask the visiting veterans who were invited to lunch.

What a wonderful sight to see the children sitting with the veterans at lunch and talking to them! When the students came back to class afterward they had the most interesting answers.

For example to the question, “What was one of your more memorable experiences?” One veteran said, “The day someone saved my life.”

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The True American Spirit

My car broke down over the weekend. My son-in-law, Carlos helped me fix it. He discovered my oil needed changing. While he worked on it, he sent me to Walmart to get oil and a filter.

The automotive section had closed. I stared at the myriad of choices in oil filters, confused about which one to buy. I had used the machines but I couldn’t find the number they recommended.

I spotted a man and his family who turned down my aisle. I reached out and asked if he knew how to figure it out. He didn’t know but his teenage son stepped up and pulled out his iPhone. He asked me the make, model and year of the car and began to search.

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