Sacrifice for the Common Good

Dear Sonrise Family,

From the earliest time I can remember, this portrait of my father, and one of my mother on their wedding day, has been on display in their home. My father, Allen Dimick, was drafted into the Army in July 1952 and after completing boot camp shipped out to Korea in December. 

When I was younger, I recall wanting to know more about my father’s experience in the Korean War and would watch war movies with him in hopes he would share a story or two. It hasn’t been until recently that he has shared some of his experiences with my siblings and me.

My father, like many, enlisted in the military to serve our country and do what he could to help make freedom available to others. I have always been proud of my father and appreciate his patriotic nature.

As we have the opportunity to honor the men and women in the military who have served or are currently serving our country, I am grateful to share this tradition with our Sonrise students. The students will place flags in our “Honor Field” on Wednesday, November 9th in preparation to welcome veterans on campus on Thursday, November 10, to honor them “for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” (


Carla Walulik

Assistant Head of School

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