Veteran’s Day, Honoring Those Who Serve

November 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

Southwest Key Casa Esperanza celebrated their first Veteran’s Day Function by recognizing those staff currently employed who served a branch of the military.

Four members were recognized and presented with US Flags and a poem by members of our student council.  The president of the student council read the significance of Veteran’s Day Celebration, but the most touching moment came when one of the residents recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  Keep in mind these are residents whose language is Spanish, yet with such clarity he was able to lead his peers and those in the audience without error or hesitation.

He then finished by stating that “even though he was leaving the following day, his stay at the facility and the opportunity to have participated in this ceremony will forever be a lasting memory in his heart and mind.  One couldn’t have asked for a more fitting honor.  Freedom was symbolized by this child’s appreciation of this great nation and those that protect it.

Isabel Rodriguez, Brownsville Program Director


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CHRIS RIOJAS  |  December 1, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    It’s great to see that Veterans like myself are Honor, Thanks

    • 2. southwestkey  |  December 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

      Chris, sure thing, thanks for stopping by and thank you for your service to our country.



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