Learning Reflections: Veterans Day

Shared by Jason Kreutner, founder & Head of School:

Today is Veterans Day.  Throughout each school year, University School honors the sacrifices of American service members. Young people learn best by seeing and doing, and developing experienced, empathetic, and active citizens and leaders means that students should explore current military bases and significant historic sites so they can interact with armed forces members, let them know they care, and discover for themselves. These are critical learning experiences for all of our students, and all young people should take part in opportunities like these. 

In the past two years, University School students have been to USS Ralph Johnson – DDG 114, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC – OFFICIAL PAGE, USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, Joint Base Charleston, USMC Museum Parris Island, Team Redstone, and ceremonies marking the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. In the past few years, we’ve also been to Gettysburg National Military Park, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie, Battery Wagner on Morris Island, Old Fort Jackson, Arlington National Cemetery, D.C.-area War memorials, Fort Gordon, The National WWII Museum,  SC Military Museum, and more. This Fall, Upper School students had lunch and conversation with a representative of the The American Legion Post 136 and all students toured the vessels and learning sites at Patriots Point.  This Spring all students will attend an Army graduation at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

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