Friday, November 11, 2011

Governor’s Weekly Message: Saluting our Veterans and Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Delaware’s PTA




In his weekly message, Governor Jack Markell salutes our veterans. He also pays tribute to others who serve, in particular, the P-T-A, the teachers and parents who are working together to help our kids succeed.
“There are many ways to serve,” said the Governor. “For hundreds of years, so many Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice. They put their lives on the line to join our armed forces – defending our nation and earning along the way the noble title of Veteran. That service is remembered with particular reverence and honor this Veterans Day.”
Tomorrow, on Veteran’s Day, the Governor will join with Veterans and others at a special Veterans Day Service at the War Memorial Plaza at the Delaware Memorial Bridge. This weekend also marks the Delaware Parent Teacher Association’s 100th Annual Convention.
“Few organizations have worked as hard or have dedicated as many hours to making Delaware schools even stronger,” said the Governor. “We know that great teachers do so much to help kids succeed. But parental involvement plays an enormous part in whether a child graduates ready and able to take on the world. That critical connection between parents and teachers ensures that’s what taught in the classroom is reinforced at home, and helps ensure that kids arrive at their classroom, ready to learn and ready to lead. PTA members like to say ‘children are 25-percent of our present, but 100-percent of our future.’”
About the Governor’s Weekly Message: 
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets.   Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.   The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is:http://youtu.be/RJdtaWO9PyQ.
Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page - www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website at http://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml.  All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas throughhttp://ideas.delaware.gov.
Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message.



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