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LE's Mr. White Receives VFW Award

LE's Mr. White Receives VFW Award

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1463 in Lititz, PA recently awarded one of Lititz Elementary School’s teachers with their Patriotism Award for doing an outstanding job supporting the goals and programs of the VFW. Sixth grade teacher, Mr. Bob White received the award in his classroom on January 27, 2017 from VFW Post 1463’s Commander, Mr. Bruce McCullough and Mrs. Anne Loechner, the Auxiliary’s Patriotic Instructor and Americanism Chairman. Mr. White received the award for the many ways he supports Veterans by teaching his students about their history and service. Through his leadership, he has evoked random acts of patriotism in students and staff members at the school and beyond. During the presentation of the award, students applauded their teacher and were very excited for him to receive this honor.

According to Loechner who nominated Mr. White for the recognition, “He is  a firm believer (as I am) that history forgotten, repeats itself. We are so glad to give Mr. White this award, he has certainly earned it. His students make cards for Veterans, gather donations of personal care items, and he teaches his students the history of Veterans and their service to our country.”

Mr. White will now be entered into the next level of Patriotism awards. His nomination will be sent to District 9 for review in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. If he would win District 9, he could move onto State and possibly onto National recognition.

The VFW launched the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 1999 to recognize classroom teachers for promoting citizenship education. Three teachers, one from grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, will be selected as National winners.

Congratulations and good luck, Mr. White!