Saturday, November 7, 2009

Army Strong

RIP Fort Hood

We're all in the Army now.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before: Our Humble High School's student population is about 75 percent military kids. As one of the closest schools to the Pentagon in our district, families from all of the Armed Services gravitate here.

So, when my journalistas went into Breaking News Mode yesterday morning, trying to localize the Fort Hood Massacre story, I jumped right in there with them.

A ton of my cherubs were either born on post at Fort Hood or have cycled thru there at least once in their young lives. Some have experienced repeated postings to this barren piece of real estate, northeast of Austin and in the general vicinity of Waco, Texas.

I'm told Fort Hood is the largest Army post in the world. I'm not sure if that's accurate, but at Our Humble High School, at least, we're all in the Army now. Our hearts are with y'all down there in Bell County. To the families of the 13 fallen, and those of you who survived...We salute you.

25 comments:

Kaibee said...

Well, here in my country Military kids go to separate schools. While the civilians go to different ones! What massacre took place, though?

Thanks for dropping by :)

quilly said...

Every time I see a post or hear something on the news about this I stop and say a prayer. The horror of this even is beyond my ability to comprehend.

Yaya said...

One of my blogging friends, Christina, lives on that Fort. She was so worried about her daughter who was on lock down and she couldn't get ahold of her until 8pm that night.
wernstrumfamily.blogspot.com/

PS You were right above me at sits today....creepy!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Thank you for this post!! We appreciate it!

And yes, Fort Hood IS the largest Army post in the world.

Chanda @ The Eco-Cheap Mom said...

What a sad day. I've said many prayers.

How do things like this happen??

Stopped by from SITS.

Matty said...

What a horrible event there. How does one person do so much damage. What a shame.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

This is one topic the Mister won't talk to me about...being the nosy/curious type, I want to know the "why"...he just wants the suspect to be tried and punished.

Tracy P. said...

Humbling.

Marisa @ Getting Back To Basics said...

What a tragic and horrible event. I can't fathom what could have possibly spurred someone to even think of doing something like this let alone carry it out.

TeachJ said...

Thanks for your post. As a former Army brat, I spent my time at Ft. Hood - twice. My parents still live in Killeen, so this tragedy struck at my heart personally.

We should all keep the families of those soldiers in our prayers.

Noelle said...

a very sobering event.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Like tall grass scythed down,
they fell by the reaper’s hand,
ne’er to rise again.

My Six Words

Jenny-Jenny said...

We salute you. Nice Tribute.

Tara R. said...

Living in a military town myself, I totally understand the heightened response to this tragedy. My thoughts are with the Fort Hood servicemen and women, and their families.

BoufMom9 said...

This entire situation just makes my stomach turn. My heart breaks for the families of those who were shot down on Thursday :(

Susie said...

It was horrible!! I feel like the whole country was betrayed!

Miss Jo said...

I bet your humble high school kids have perspective beyond their years. Pretty scary stuff.

That corgi :) said...

wow, that was interesting to hear about how many students of yours had an association with Fort Hood

keeping all involved in that tragedy in my prayers; so sad

(just stopped by checking out 6-word Saturday entries :)

enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

(if you teach close to the Pentagon, you must live close to my sister; she's in the Virginia area about 10-15 minutes out of DC)

betty

Alix said...

Go Army!!!

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Subscribing to follow you immediately!

Please stop by Casa Hice for a visit when you have time. Would love to get better acquainted!

blueviolet said...

I didn't realize your school's population was so military based. I love how you call them your cherubs!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

it was truly a sad day..

wishing you a happy sunday

prashant said...

Like tall grass scythed down,
they fell by the reaper’s hand,
ne’er to rise again. Work From Home

kys said...

What a horrible tragedy. I love your tribute to Ft. Hood. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the incident.

Call Me Cate said...

Beautiful words. The news has made me very sad this week. Sometimes I have to turn it off and hide just a bit. But that never works because eventually I remember those who are living it and can't hide from it.

Thanks for playing 6WS!

Janie said...

Such a sad event, and I'm sure it has added impact for military kids.

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