"Spirit of America, Part #2". Another great article from Andrew Lubin writing for the Marine Corps Assocation blog.
What you're doing here tonight is changing the world, MajGen Richard Mills, USMC, told the crowd. But this wasn't the usual VFW or USMC-oriented group of adults Mills usually addresses; this was Ethics in Action, an enrichment class at Windward High School in Los Angeles. The class was about to engage in a Skype video exchange program with the Kodoala Drab School (Garmsir area, Helmand Province), and Mills was explaining to the students how hungry the Afghan children are for education. In Iraq, Haiti, Bosnia, the children all want candy. Here they want paper and pencils; they're fascinated by literacy.
Arranged in May by Spirit of America, a non-profit foundation (www.spiritofamerica.com) dedicated to helping Americans serving abroad assist local people in need, it was a hi-tech meeting from one a school in of the poorest countries in the world with one of the wealthiest.
You can read the whole post here.