Englewood honored for commitment to Veterans

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief

Englewood schools spend a lot of time teaching students about our Veterans and the service they gave to our country. The effort was rewarded. On Friday, March 10th, the TEC campus joined together in the field house to accept the Proud to be an American Award.

The American Legion gives the award to schools, individuals, and towns who “demonstrate patriotism to the principles, rights and privileges that are inherent to all of us as American citizens,” said Bill Baldaccini, a member of Post 161 in Littleton, and a member of the Americanism Council. “The award is our way of promoting Americanism, and we want the growing generations to understand that this is an exceptional country, we have a rich heritage to be proud of, and as Americans, we should be proud to be an American.”

This award is presented yearly to one site in Colorado for their dedication to promoting patriotism and honoring those who have served our country. Veterans in Englewood attended the ceremony and wore their uniforms.

“We value service to our country and feel that this is a tremendous honor for our campus and was a great learning experience for our students to be a part of,” says Principal Ryan West