Today, The Fenn School community dedicated its All School Meeting to a moving remembrance of the sacrifices of all military veterans, including many hailing from the Fenn family of former students, faculty and staff.
Headmaster Jerry Ward began the remembrance by reminding the community of founder Rogen Fenn’s own military service in World War I and his dedication to remembering—each Veteran’s Day—all those who had served the country within the Fenn community. Today’s program continued that tradition with a viewing of a short film of a collection of names and faces of Fenn alumni, faculty and staff who served since World War II. The video concluded with a reading by ninth grade boys of the names of six Fenn men who lost their lives in this same war. These men – Thomas Brooks, Jr. '37, Stevens Brown '36, Philip Burbank '36, William Emerson '37, George Taylor '33, and William Witton '39 – are honored on a plaque on campus.
Mr. Ward concluded the Veteran’s Day presentation by asking the community to reflect with gratitude on the military service and sacrifices of these brave Fenn men and all veterans.
“How many of you know someone who has served or is serving in the military?” Ward asked the community. “It is my hope that you reach out and say thank you to these people in your life. These are individuals who gave of themselves for our country and were selfless in some form.” Mr. Ward then ended All School Meeting by thanking our two current faculty members who served, Tony Santos and Steve Garrison.
The Fenn School and its business offices are closed on Friday, November 10 to honor the Veteran’s Day holiday.
Click here to view the remembrance video or here for a list of veterans from the Fenn community. Alumni whose names do not appear on this list can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the school's database of veterans.