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A Memorial Day Post by My Eight-Year-Old Niece

May 25, 2015

Last Memorial Day (2014), I wrote a detailed post featuring my father, who served in the army during WWII (1943-46).

This Memorial Day Eve, I was dissecting the Gates Foundation grants for “general operating support”; so, I asked my eight-year-old niece Camille if she would like to write a Memorial Day guest post on the topic of America, or school, or both.

Camille chose to write about America. Here is what she offers to my readers:

In America we need to celebrate our country by celebrating the military men and women that had died. America is a great country because we have freedoms and rights. We, the people, have the chance to participate in a democracy! Many people around the world don’t have that chance. America’s leaders help keep us safe. That’s why we should celebrate our country.

Camille mem day

Thank you, Camille.

God Bless America.



Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education.

She also has her second book available on pre-order, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?, due for publication June 12, 2015.

  1. Lisa Smith permalink

    This is a beautiful post, Camille!

  2. Laura H. Chapman permalink

    Thank you, Camille, and Mercedes.

  3. Hannah permalink


  4. Love that she actually wrote it with paper and pencil. Outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

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