School Board Resolution Honors Veterans

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District introduced a new resolution at Tuesday evening's school board meeting to honor Veteran's Day.
This night was especially important for one educator in attendance.
Julia Laude sat down with this elementary school teacher to see why Veteran's Day is important to her.

The school board's resolution recognizes Veteran's Day and the men and women who have served our country.
With a military background of her own, Vice President, Allyson Lambert says it's important to recognize those who have served.

Allyson Lambert; Board Vice President>>"We live in a military community, and I think it's important that we put Veteran's Day on the forefront and I know a lot of our schools and our district already does a lot for veterans and especially on Veteran's Day."

Arctic Light Elementary School behavior intervention aide Jennifer Wood, was recognized at the board meeting as the Educational Support Personnel of the Month for November.
But for her, this night was especially important for a different reason.

Col. Sean Fisher; Ft. Wainwright Garrison Commander>>"Her husband just got back from Afghanistan yesterday morning, so a really special week for the Wood family. They're key leaders in our community and on post. It's been a pretty energetic couple of days for the Wood family."

Her husband is the Command Sergeant Major for the 1-52nd Aviation Regiment, which recently touched down state side from an Afghanistan deployment.

Jennifer Wood; Behavior Intervention Aide, Arctic Light Elementary School>>"My husband has been deployed for several months and he made is back on Monday and we had the ceremony on Tuesday so I was really excited that he was able to attend. So many times we make sacrifices and we do things long distance or through alternate means of communication. It's just always nice when we can share things in person with each other."

Col. Sean Fisher; Ft. Wainwright Garrison Commander>>"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education recognizes Veterans Day on the Eleventh day of November and calls for educators, students, parents, and community partners to honor it and the special men and women who have served our country with lessons, guest speakers, displays, lectures, and other activities throughout the district and community. "

The board approved the new resolution.
This is Julia Laude reporting.