Letters to the Editor for Jan. 17
Former administrator appreciates support
On Nov. 27, former Beaverton School District administrator, Roland (Pete) Peterson of Carrington, N.D., unfortunately slipped on some ice, breaking his hip. He was taken by ambulance to the Carrington Medical Center and then transferred via ambulance 150 miles away to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Pete is now continuing his recovery at Golden Acres Manor in Carrigton.
Mr. Peterson, a World War II veteran, grown and raised in Lakota, N.D., has been a superintendent, coach, counselor and principal in many schools in North Dakota, including Rogers, Svea and Kathryn.
After moving to Tigard in the early 1960s he served as teacher, counselor and administrator in the Beaverton School District for more than three decades. Mr. Peterson, always ahead of his time, created the junior high career education program entitled P.A.C.E. - Progressive Approach to Career Education, and was honored as a 'Leader of American Elementary and Secondary Education.'
Pete wishes to thank each and every person, along with the skilled and compassionate doctors and nurses, who have been so helpful during his recovery, and also extends deep gratitude to family and friends who have been so supportive.
Take time to show soldiers you care
As the mother of an American soldier I am asking my fellow Oregonians to take time to show appreciation to our men and women in uniform. Take every opportunity to show our troops we support them regardless of our views on war.
If you have a friend or loved one serving, you realize the sacrifices we are all making to show our support. If you don't know of anyone personally who is serving, please remember we have a volunteer military so that everyone else has a choice.
Next time you see a soldier in uniform buy them a coffee or just say, 'Thank you for serving.' After all, this is 'the land of the free, because of the brave.'
Proud Army mom of Pfc. Evan Sause