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Teachers shaping the lives of students through the heroics of Medal of Honor recipients

Medal of Honor Foundation helping students
Posted at 9:09 PM, Jun 03, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- The six character traits that embody the elite group of Americans receiving the nations highest honor are getting worked into the curriculum of schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the essential concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity and citizenship.

“We are trying to teach them to be selfless to give to others to give to their community to strive to be the best they can be” Daryl Saunders an administrator with Hillsborough County Public Schools said.

Teachers who signed up for the June 4 training seminar will have a hands-on day of training that uses the Oral Histories of Medal of Honor Recipients to promote the six character traits in their classrooms.

“To give back to the community to give back to their families to strive to be their best person they can be to live with integrity honor and to be a good American and show some patriotism,” Saunders said.

The program is free, and there is no cost for attendance. For more information, click here.