We are on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,
Borman Elementary School, part of TUSD. Our families are experiencing a
deployment right now. This is our patriotic symbol that we are strong and
we support everyone who is willing to put their life on the line. We’re recognizing the fact that the base
is about to have one of it’s largest deployments in its history. That more
members are leaving in the next few months or have already left, and
that it’s going to affect almost every one of our children, either the child
themselves having one or more of their parents deployed, or the fact that their
friends will be going through a little bit more of a difficult time. [Singing] No one
individual member serves in the military by him or herself, that the whole family
serves with them and so, for all the families and students out here thank
you so much for supporting your moms and dads. They’re very brave and very heroic.
My dad went to Iraq or Chile recently to fight in the war. It means that they’re
honoring our country and they have respect for the military.
[Singing] It showed that Borman was
obviously behind the military and the military was behind them, so just support
really all the way around. I am actually scheduled to deploy sometime around July.
They have groups. The counselor meets with them and gives them, she’s made me a
poster already, a life-sized poster of her to hang in my room when I’m deployed.
Just knowing the fact that the entire community, the entire state at this point,
is recognizing the fact that we’re about to go through something a little harder
than most is immeasurable. I think it was a good idea because it’s a good way to
honor the military people who are deployed right now. They keep our