The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Fay Students Honor Veterans Day

On Monday, students in all three divisions spent time recognizing Veterans Day and Fay's core value of Dedicated Service by acknowledging the effort and sacrifice of those who have served our country and those who are currently in active service. 

Fay's Director of Innovation, Steve Jensen, spoke with students about the history behind Veterans Day, his service in the Air Force, and how he found meaning in serving his country. Students had the opportunity to ask questions, and with each division, Steve shared ideas about how students can express their gratitude to those who serve.
At Upper School Morning Meeting, Steve was joined by a group of 11 ninth graders who recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity's Operation Playhouse. The students worked together to build a playhouse for Evelyn, Frankie, and Joseph Fleck, the children of Officer Todd Fleck (US Air Force), who is stationed at Otis Air Force Base in Buzzards Bay. They shared a slideshow from the experience and spoke to students about some of the essential values that one finds in serving others, such as humility, camaraderie, and loyalty. In honor of Veterans Day, students in Primary School are writing notes of thanks to veterans. For the next two weeks, Lower School students are coordinating a canned food drive to benefit Veterans Inc., an organization that assists veterans with shelter, employment, and food assistance.

Last week, students in each division also met to recognize all those in the Fay community who have served their country. The program included a slide show featuring the names and faces of Fay alumni who have served in the Armed Forces since World War I. Please click here to see the slideshow that we shared with students. In a Veterans Day message to Fay Alumni, Head of School Rob Gustavson honored veterans for their service. “We offer our thanks to all military veterans who have served their country, and we honor the sacrifices they have made on our behalf.”