Mrs. Bluebird, who teaches in a military town, describes her middle school’s moving Veterans Day ceremony, in which students who have a parent overseas were given special recognition. She notes that these kids, “in their own way,” have served the country heroically as well:
Because it sucks to be a middle schooler in the first place. But to be a middle schooler, with the added weight of having a parent serving overseas, and missing them and worrying about them, sucks even more.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.