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Honoring Veterans – Superintendent Message

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Subject: Honoring Our Heroes on Veterans Day

Dear North Shore School District 112 Community,

Today, we come together to honor and celebrate Veterans Day, a day of profound significance in our nation, and express our deepest gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. More than ever, it seems, we need to acknowledge those defenders of freedom, those warriors of the just, those who devote their lives so that we may be free and safe.

As your Superintendent, I am continually inspired by the values that our veterans embody – courage, sacrifice, and dedication. These are the same values we strive to instill in our students, making today a day of remembrance, learning, and reflection. I’m proud to have veterans in my family (my father, father-in-law, uncles, cousins, and others have proudly served our nation over the years).

Our veterans have shown us the true meaning of service, putting the greater good above self. They have defended our freedoms and safeguarded our way of life, enabling us to thrive as a community and a nation. Their sacrifices remind us of the importance of resilience, respect, and responsibility – principles that guide our mission in education.

Let us take this opportunity to teach our students about the importance of Veterans Day. Let’s encourage them to learn from our veterans’ exemplary lives, understand the sacrifices made for our country, and appreciate the peace and freedom we enjoy. Whether you visit a website from the government, like, Defense Department, or US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, or you attend events in the community, it’s essential that today especially, we honor those who serve and those who have served!!

To our students who are family members of veterans, we also recognize the sacrifices you make. We are proud to serve hundreds of military-connected families in District 112. Your strength and support for your loved ones in service are admirable and do not go unnoticed. For more than a century, District 112 has proudly served military families. It is one of many honors, historic legacies, and special attributes that make our community proud.

I urge each of us to take a moment today to thank a veteran. Whether it’s a family member, a neighbor, or a friend, let’s show our veterans the respect and appreciation they deserve. Their stories of bravery and resilience are a source of inspiration to us all.

In North Shore School District 112, we proudly support our veterans and military families. Today and every day, we stand in solidarity with those who have served and continue to serve our country. On behalf of a grateful school district, school board, administration & staff to our veterans, servicemen, and women, I humbly thank you!

With deepest respect and gratitude,


Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D


Superintendent’s Veteran’s Day Message – #112Leads

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg

To all Veterans: Thank you for your Service!

November 11, 2020, 11:00am

Dear North Shore School District 112 Staff, Parents/Guardians, & Community,

Today we honor Veterans’ Day. I ask that we all reflect and pause and say to our veterans and servicemen and servicewomen in the United States Armed Forces – THANK YOU!

It’s times like these where I, as a former middle school social studies teacher, go back to our nation’s roots out of pride and patriotism. Today, I look to the Preamble to The Constitution of the United States of Amerca:

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Each day, near and far, members of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, civilian workers, etc.) put their lives on the line for us — they serve that we can be free. They serve so we can enjoy the blessings of liberty and the freedom of speech, assembly, and petition and religion and so much more. They serve so that we may remain free. They serve so that we may promote the general welfare. Now, more than ever, we must unite as a nation, as a state, as a community, as a school district, to give thanks and gratitude for our freedom.

Veteran’s Day is also very personal to me and to my family. From my uncle and aunt buried at Arlington National Cemetery to my dad who received military honors at his funeral this past July, Veterans Day is personal to me. My family members served so that I could be a free citizen and pursue my dreams.

May you all find peace and comfort today in these unprecedented times that there are millions of our countrymen and countrywomen who devote themselves to our freedom.

On behalf of a grateful school district, school board, administration & staff, to our veterans and servicemen and women, I humbly say Thank you!


Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

“El liderazgo consiste en mejorar a los demás como resultado de su presencia y asegurarse de que el impacto dure en su ausencia”. – Sheryl Sandberg

A todos los veteranos: ¡ Gracias por su servicio!

11 de noviembre de 2020, 11:00 am

Estimado personal, padres / tutores y comunidad del Distrito Escolar 112 de North Shore:

Hoy honramos el Día de los Veteranos. Les pido que todos reflexionemos, hagamos una pausa y digamos a nuestros veteranos, militares y mujeres en servicio de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos: ¡ GRACIAS!

Es en momentos como estos en los que yo, como ex profesor de estudios sociales de la escuela secundaria, me remonto a las raíces de nuestra nación por orgullo y patriotismo. Hoy, miro el Preámbulo de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América:

Nosotros, el Pueblo de los Estados Unidos, para formar una Unión más perfecta, establecer la Justicia, asegurar la Tranquilidad interna, prever la defensa común, promover la Bienestar, y asegurarnos las Bendiciones de la Libertad para nosotros y para nuestra Posteridad, ordene y establezca esta Constitución para los Estados Unidos de América.

Cada día, de cerca y de lejos, los miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos (Ejército, Armada, Fuerza Aérea, Marines, Guardia Costera, Guardia Nacional, Reservas, trabajadores civiles, etc.) arriesgan sus vidas por nosotros: ellos sirven para que podamos ser libres. Sirven para que podamos disfrutar de las bendiciones de la libertad y la libertad de expresión, reunión, petición y religión y mucho más. Sirven para que podamos permanecer libres. Sirven para que podamos promover el bienestar general. Ahora, más que nunca, debemos unirnos como nación, como estado, como comunidad, como distrito escolar, para dar gracias y gratitud por nuestra libertad.

El Día de los Veteranos también es muy personal para mí y para mi familia. Desde mi tio y mi tía Enterrado en el Cementerio Nacional de Arlington a mi padre, quien recibió honores militares en su funeral este julio pasado, el Día de los Veteranos es personal para mí. Los miembros de mi familia sirvieron para que yo pudiera ser un ciudadano libre y perseguir mis sueños.

Que todos encuentren paz y consuelo hoy en estos tiempos sin precedentes en los que hay millones de compatriotas que se dedican a nuestra libertad.

En nombre de un distrito escolar agradecido, junta escolar, administración y personal, a nuestros veteranos y hombres y mujeres en servicio, humildemente les digo ¡Gracias!


Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D.
Superintendente de escuelas

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