As you know, January’s school service project was Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support their effort to find cures for children diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, and other forms of cancer. We wish to thank you for all your support this past month. Together we were able to raise nearly one thousand dollars to help these children.
The Virtue-of-the-Month for February is Loyalty. History illustrates the critical importance of loyalty and love of country. Loyalty does not mean an uncritical acceptance of everything that a country does. It does mean affective attachment and solidarity. When parents and schools cultivate loyalty and love of country, we increase the likelihood of raising young citizens who will be agents for betterment and change. That means celebrating the good and learning from those who exemplified such traits. From Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, our greatest reformers have been our strongest patriots.