At McDowell we care about our veterans. November elventh is veterans day, this is a day for the men and women who have fought for our country. Great right? Well, not really, there are over 100,000 veterans and their families here in Ohio that rely on food services. The student council at McDowell decided that they wanted to do something about this. So we did a food drive. All the food goes directly to the veterans in Ohio. The food drive started on November third and went through November tenth. We collected a lot of food for our local veterans and are continuing to bring in food. I hope that even just the little we have done will help the veterans that need it.
On Thursday November ninth the McDowell Middle School is having a Veterans Day assembly. We will be recognizing our veterans by having a guest speaker named Deb come. Deb was in the military for six years. She was a sergeant and very respected. We really appreciate that Deb can come and tell us about her military experience. I think that Deb will make us think more of Veterans Day by the time she is done. The food drive we are having here at McDowell is only one way that we can give back, there are many more ways to help the veterans that deserve more than the life they are living now.
On Veterans Day don’t forget about your veterans, thank them for what they have done. Start a food drive at your school to help out your local veterans. Remember that every little thing counts. Never forget what they did for us and how many sacrifices they have made for our country. Don’t take for granted the freedom they have given us and how they have sacrificed their life for our country. After all the sacrifices they have made they deserve to have a better life than this. They risked their life for our country and yet they are living on food services. There should not be 100.000 veterans in Ohio that don’t have food.