Today, I attended a Veteran's Day breakfast hosted by the Gulf Breeze Middle School in Gulf Breeze Florida. My youngest Grandson attends that school and this event was superb!! There were 110 people in attendance and a large number of silver haired veterans. The students did the majority of the work including the cooking! My wife and I sat with my Grandson and a friend of his, who cooked the eggs. I was very impressed with the demeanor of the students. Remember, these young people are 11-13 years old. They were honestly interested in the Vets and what they did for our country. They were respectful, fun, young people to be with and I was very impressed. But what impressed me even more was the emotional speech made by the Principal of the school. He explained that they were trying to help the students understand the sacrifice of the Vets and what they went through as service members. There was a very apparent respect for those who served and I appreciated it, as all the other Vets did.
So, while I tend to be depressed on Veteran's Day, this year, I have found a reason to be hopeful for our future. That ope is found in the students and staff of Gulf Breeze Middle School. Thanks! I needed that.