A story so neatly told and so worthwhile repeating. So much is taken for granted; so little time spent in telling just how much we owe those who made – and continue to make – the supreme sacrifice – or end up maimed in mind and body.
This is a contribution from my brother for the veterans! There is a lesson here that the students of Little Rock High School will never forget. I would presume also that most students would never have given this a thought……
In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.
‘Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?’
She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’
They thought, ‘Well, maybe…
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