2018 Veterans Assembly

2018 Veterans Assembly

Roger Bacon enjoyed another wonderful Veterans Day Assembly with 75 veterans and our entire student body on Thursday, November 8th. Veterans were greeted by Student Senators with coffee and breakfast, which was then followed by an all - school assembly. This year, new events happened throughout the assembly including:
A special presentation to name regular attendant, Dr. Bae Suk Lee, as an honorary Spartan.  Dr. Lee's story of escaping North Korea to eventually become an interpreter in South Korea, working with the United States, and moving to the US to become a doctor is just a small portion of his incredible story that exemplifies his Spartan qualities.  According to Navy veteran, Barry Strasser '61, "Listening to Dr.Lee's heartfelt appreciation for America and what it means to him was very moving. His emotional response should be recorded and played back to so many more in this country who need to hear a story like his." 

Also new this year, Plethora of Pens our new Writing Club, held a contest for students to write about the impact of Veterans in their life. Kai Hoosier '18 and Joey Palermo '21 spoke about their appreciation for our Veterans in front of assembly as well as read their winning contest pieces.

Lastly, for the second year our National Art Honor Society, wrote letters to thank the Vets as well as created magnets to show their appreciation.

This event is one of our favorites at Roger Bacon as students get to hear directly from veterans, who may also be RB alumni, that were once in the same seats as them and walking these halls. Mr. Schad made a point to tell our students to look at these Veterans as their pictures scanned across the video wall, he said look at how young they were, with dreams and plans ahead of them. They may have known or didn't know that their life would lead to the path of serving our country, but they all sacrificed to make our country the great place it is today.  The Spartan Army is forever grateful to those men and women who have served our great country.