Duty and Honor
At the end of World War 1, the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, became the official day to celebrate all our nation’s veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, it became Veteran’s Day after World War II.
In his speech before assembled West Point cadets, General MacArthur, who reminisced of his 30 plus years of military service, said, " Duty, Honor, Country...those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn." As the general further states in his speech about those three words, "these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid. They teach you to be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success; not to substitute words for actions, not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge."
These words resonate today more than ever. Building character, being brave, being humble, and serving others are pillars of humanity. Veterans Day is more than a recognition by athletic teams, going to parades, or services. Veteran's Day is an opportunity to show gratitude and model respect, show honor, and dignity to not only veterans but to each other.
Language Arts LIVE
About Language Arts Live!
Language Arts Live! is a speaker and resource program which provides students with examples of how the knowledge they acquire in the classroom translates to the professional world and life beyond high school.
The objectives are for students to better understand the various reading, writing, and communication skills, as well as 21st century skills such as the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) they are currently learning and to then be able to apply these skills meaningfully to their lives.
Photos compliments of Rebecca Fullerman
Story by Rebecca Fullerman, CHS ’24
Content Development Specialist
CHS English Language Arts teachers Mrs. Monaco and Mr. Goff welcomed volunteer guest speakers to their senior AP Literature and Focus on College Writing classes on Nov. 6 for this year's installment of Language Arts Live!
Speakers Amplify Future Readiness
Language Arts Live! is an annual speaker and resource program that provides students with examples of how the knowledge they acquire in the classroom translates to the professional world and life beyond high school.
Mrs. Monaco stated, “I love this event each year for many reasons – one being the diversity of careers represented. Another is how the seniors have the opportunity to ask questions about preparing for their futures – whether it be resume writing, interview preparation, or communication styles.”
Ms. Norcini is the Marketing and Brand Manager at Solon Manufacturing Company. She has 20+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry.
Mr. Roessner negotiates contracts and oversees other union business for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #71 in Columbus. His previous job experience includes work as a telecommunications lineman.
Ms. Roessner is the City of Cleveland Heights Prosecutor/Assistant Law Director. She also works in sales part time at Swarovski at Beachwood Place.
Guy Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Wilson is the Associate Director of Research and Development Services for Sherwin-Williams Company. His expertise as a former visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech also aided his presentation at Language Arts Live!
CHS Drama Presents: Radium Girls