Today is the day to thank you for what you do for our future. You pour yourselves into work and the schools don’t pay you what you are worth. No one can properly thank you for what you do for our children, but we could surely pay you something livable. Rest assured that there are those of us out here who do see you, and see what you are doing for our future. We see you grading papers late on your Friday night. We see you spending your family time on Sundays doing lesson plans. We see how many hours that you actually spend working on our children’s future.
You are the guardians of our future, the teachers of the leaders of tomorrow. We can’t possibly thank you enough but we can work to treat you honorably, and pay recognition to the impact you have on society.
Today we celebrate teachers, because without them we couldn’t read this, let alone write it.
Thank you just isn’t enough.