Dear Parents and Families,
The Medal of Honor (MoH) Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 8th, just under a week away. We wish we could invite our entire community; however, the memorial service is a private event for the recipients of the Medal of Honor and their families and special guests. As they remember their loved ones and honor them for their service and sacrifice, they have graciously invited the children at SHCS to learn more about the Medal of Honor and to experience the magnitude of our respect for these men and women by participating in the outdoor portions of the memorial events. We are so grateful that they are allowing our students to learn through this experience.
Unfortunately, this is not an event that we can invite parents/guardians to attend. There will be a large military and police presence on campus, and parking will be limited to SHC/SHCS/SHCP employees, security, media, and participants in the memorial service. The parking lots will be closed to all non-credentialed vehicles from 8:00 am until the MoH recipients leave at approximately 10:50 am, so please make sure to drop your children off early. Students will be allowed to enter the classrooms at 7:35 am. Please do not walk your child into the building on this day. This will enable us to clear the parking lot before 8:00 am. Parents who want to view the outdoor events are encouraged to utilize the Erin Drive overlook or Lakeshore Park as alternate observation areas. After the day’s events, the school will be provided with many photographs that we can share with you.
We hope you will join us in prayer for all those participating in the Medal of Honor Memorial Service and all Veterans. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to many upcoming events where you can join us on campus, such as daily Masses, Adoration and Benediction, sharing lunch with your child, Parent Coffees, volunteer opportunities in the classrooms, art room, and/or library, and so much more.
Have a blessed day and a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
Mary Sue Kosky