In Kansas City, a family built a memorial to all the troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The memorial is made of one flag for each servicemember, and the display is impressive. Just before Veterans Day, vandals smashed many of the flags. I was saddened to read in the newspaper about the vandalization as I purposely go by this display when I have to drive ‘up north.’ It’s interesting to me to find out that the family that maintains the display, homeschool.
Vandals Destroy Flag Memorial, 14 November 2007, KCUR, Kansas City, Missouri
Anne Bender: “People just pulling in the driveway who were upset about the vandalism and wanting to help, some here on Sunday, left names and phone numbers, said call us, some kids from our Home School group, and a few veterans. But the vets worked so hard last week, its’ just such a shame.
Quin Brady and a group of his friends were on and off their knees, digging and measuring, enjoying the beautiful day. The handsome 15 year old is part of the same home schooling group as the Benders kids. He says home schoolers find their curriculum in the real world, and in this experience there are lessons.
posted by Valerie