St. Timothy’s Honors Veterans

Each year on Veterans Day, St. Timothy's School faculty and students take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who serve or have served our country. Although the pandemic prevented the school from hosting the traditional Veterans Day celebration on campus, veterans were the focus of the day with a variety of opportunities for students to learn about our veterans, speak to veterans virtually, and show their gratitude.

Prior to November 11, families submitted veterans’ names so the St. Timothy’s community could honor them. Middle school art teacher Phoebe Guice worked with her students to create various patriotic cards. These Veterans Day cards were then distributed to the appropriate homerooms where students wrote messages of gratitude on the cards. Over 90 cards were mailed to veterans or active service personnel.

Alumnus David Foye, a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, spoke to middle school students virtually. He attended St. Timothy’s from 2000 through 2009, then went to Cardinal Gibbons High School. After graduating, Foye followed his passion for service and attended the prestigious United States Military Academy, West Point. 

Captain Foye recalled the first time serving in the military piqued his interest. Peggy Todd, middle school history teacher, handed him The Art of War by Sun Tzu. After reading the book, Foye was inspired to go into the service. St. Timothy’s middle schoolers enjoyed learning about his experiences and asked questions about Foye’s time in the military. 

All lower and middle school students watched a video of the STS veterans introducing themselves and briefly describing their military service. Many shared photos from their time in the military.

Fourth graders met virtually with Matt Perovich, the husband of former LS Teaching and Learning Coordinator Caitlin O’Keefe. Perovich shared with the students his experience as a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

To further honor the veterans, lower and middle school students starred in a video, waving American flags and saying thank you to their loved ones who served.

 

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