Recognizing our nation builders

Dear Editor,

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” – Warren Buffett

Summer is over and now it is back to the grind for students and teachers who will be stepping back into the classroom.

It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all of the hardworking folks who have unselfishly dedicated their lives to serving our children. These nation builders have put their personal lives and in many cases that of their families on the back burner to take care of our children, from morning to afternoon, five days a week in the classrooms. But their commitment does not stop after the bell rings, because they now have to take their work home with them. Working throughout the evening and late at night, long after their families have gone to bed and in many cases use their own meager finances to enhance their students’ performance.

A sincere, heartfelt thank you to all of our teachers who have made it a priority to dedicate their lives to saving our children. I join the nation in extending our appreciation and admiration for all that you do. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd in recent address to the teachers reminded them that their choice of vocation was not an easy road and in most cases they will have to dig deep to persevere, for the race is not for the swiftest, but for those that endure to the end.

As the new school year unfolds I pray for strength, compassion and endurance for you as you mentor those who have been entrusted into your care. I also pray that our parents and guardians will show their appreciation and gratitude for all the sacrifices you are making for our children and for a better world. Once again, God bless you amazing folks who have dedicated your lives to serving our children, from administrators to teachers and staff support.

A special thank you to our janitors and our security guards who have the unenviable, humongous task of keeping our schools clean and safe.

– Anthony Pratt

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