“Children need to be free, I think, or they won’t get to their soul as writers.”
Islander Mary Dwyer spoke those words that gave rise in 2008 inspired a program — 2Rs4fun — that she founded, affording young writers in the 3rd and 4th grades an opportunity to see their works in print.
A former teacher, Ms. Dwyer, has been successful in attracting adult mentors to work with the children one-on-one. The young writers have just issued their fall 2016 compilation of writings. (more…)
“Nous voila, Lafayette!” — Lafayette, we are here!”
That stirring declaration was delivered in Paris at the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette on July 4, 1917 at a ceremony celebrating the historic service of the French “boy general” in the American Revolution. It marked the arrival of the first U.S. military forces in Europe, where they joined the French and other allies in the bloody conflict that would come to be known as World War I. (more…)