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Slate Valley, about 13 hours ago

Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution

The Vermont National Guard will be at Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport on Monday, 6/1, from 10AM-2PM distributing non-perishable food boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products provided by the Abbey Group while supplies last.

Anyone is welcome to go pick up food.

They will be distributing Farmers To Families meal kits containing meat, produce, and dairy products.

They will also be distributing non-perishable food from FEMA.

All food will be distributed while supplies last.

Visit: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/event/farmers-to-families-food-box-distribution-rutland for more information.

Ali Morgan

Ali Morgan , about 22 hours ago

Fair Haven Union High School is searching for coaches in the following fall sports:

JV & V Field Hockey
JV Girls Soccer
JV Boys Soccer
Club Cheer
Cross Country
Bass Fishing
Golf

If you are interested in applying for any of these open coaching positions, please contact [email protected]

Slate Valley

Slate Valley, 3 days ago

The Budget Re-vote for the district will be on June 9.

The Informational Meeting will take place on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬).

Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year.

Warning: https://5il.co/gct2
Budget: https://5il.co/gepr

For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108

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Slate Valley

Slate Valley, 7 days ago

A Memorial Day Message from Mr. Rasco, FHUHS Principal:

“I believe from the bottom of my heart that our memorial halls and statues and tablets, the tattered flags of our regiments gathered in the Statehouses, are worth more to our young men & women by way of chastening and inspiration than the monuments of another hundred years of peaceful life could be.

But even if I am wrong, even if those who come after us are to forget all that we hold dear, and the future is to teach and kindle its children in ways as yet unrevealed, it is enough for us that this day is dear and sacred.”

This was an address delivered for Memorial Day, May 30, 1884, at Keene, NH, by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Every year for our Memorial Day assembly observances we invited a number of people to speak. Community members, parents, staff members, and former students spoke on behalf of their experiences and fallen comrades.

Not this year.

Our FHUHS band would play during our assembly, and then march and play in each of the parades in each of our towns over the weekend.

Not this year.

Traditional weekend plans of camping and barbequing with family and friends will no doubt have a different feel and look this year. However, Memorial Day is no less significant. It is a day to honor all Americans who died, and in doing so “made immortal their patriotism and their virtue” while serving in the military for our country and for our freedoms.

On the very first Memorial Day - then Decoration Day - exercises occurred at Arlington National Cemetery. On May 30, 1868, James A. Garfield (1831–81), then an Ohio congressman who had also served as a major general in the Civil War, delivered the address.

I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion. If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of fifteen thousand, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung. With words we make promises, plight faith, praise virtue. Promises may not be kept; plighted faith may be broken; and vaunted virtue be only the cunning mask of vice. We do not know one promise they made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of all citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.

I love to believe that no heroic sacrifice is ever lost; that the characters of men (and women) are molded and inspired by what their fathers (and mothers) have done.

While different we have much to be grateful for. And to the men and women who died for our country and our freedoms we are forever grateful.

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