FISD Students Remind Us Freedom Isn't Free
Collaborative planning for our 10th Annual FISD Veterans Day celebration event was well under way when the tornado struck the Floresville High School campus on October 30th. Unfortunately, damages to locations where the ceremony was to be held forced us to cancel the event. BUT, as you can see from the picture, not even an F2 tornado can take down the American Flag at FHS. As I was walking through the 300 and 400 wing where most of the damage occurred, I stopped and stood speechless when I saw the American Flag still hanging from the wall of a math classroom. As we were already in the midst of recovery planning, that flag was a great reminder to me of the strength, resilience and pride we have as Americans and reinforced for me the determination that FHS would make it through this crisis.
I purposely waited to make this post until the day after Veterans Day because I wanted to be able to share with our staff, parents and community the compilation of student speeches, “What a Veteran Means to Me”, http://www.fisd.us/apps/video/. These speeches would’ve been given at our district-wide ceremony and are too powerful not to share. In their own words, Lynnda, Montgomery, Jacie and Avery remind us that freedom is never free and we have the United States Military to thank for that. We are so grateful to all the service men, women and their families for what they do for us each and every day. We honor them all.