It moves us every year to see retired veterans speaking at our schools, and these days it's likely that you have veterans, even several, among the parent population at your school. Your efforts to honor and educate can serve your school, your community, and our country well.  Check this comprehensive list of military support programs . Hopefully your group can find a way to send your own support or get connected with one or several soldiers. You also might like these two links about schools celebrating the Memorial Day holiday: Bronxville (N.Y.) School PTA weekend carnival, including a parade and exhibit of local veterans' memorabilia Greely PTO Memorial Day 5K and fun run for Maine school district #51

To all of our readers who have served or perhaps shared a family member with our nation -- thank you for your sacrifice.