Author Archives: Daniel Hammond

Memorial Day

 The day for recognition and the day of remembrance.We honor our past veterans with parades and cookouts. Sometimes we forget the sacrifices that they made and see it as a day for relaxing and taking a break. We forget that the reason we have that day is because men and women from the Revolutionary War to our fight against ISIS. Memorial day is the last monday in the month. This is a federal holiday That originated during the Civil War and started as Decoration day in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. Thank you to the veterans that gave their lives for our freedom, though you may not read this, we will still remember you and your Sacrifice.  I hope everyone can remember those who died for our freedom, not just on this day, but every day.

Freedom is not Free


Memories about the love you had for you country

Every second you worked in love for your people

Minus  fact that death was a constant threat

Open to stand tall for our Country

Righteously fighting our battles

Indescribable love we have for you

Awestruck wonder of why for me

Living have our freedom today

               -Daniel Hammond


God bless our native land

             By Frances E.W Harper

God Bless our native land

Land of the newly free

Oh may she ever stand

For truth and liberty


God bless our native land

Where sleep our kindred dead

Let peace at thy command

Above their graves he shed


God help our native land

Bring her surcease to her strife

And a shower from thy hand

A more abundant life


God bless our native land

Her Homes and children bless,

Oh may she ever stand

For truth and righteousness


Freedom’s memorial

                       By Del “abe” Jones

This day is set aside to honor those

Who took the chance to die

But they died in vain, if we ever forget the reason why

Freedom can be like time

Slipping away before we even know.

But we all have the choice

more , a duty to battle the freedom’s’ foe.

Let us give thanks this day

To all those brave

Who paid the highest cost

Not take it for granted

And realize it easily could be lost


This is my final article for my sophomore year at South Lancaster Academy . I hope you all enjoyed this article and remember those who gave their all for our freedom. I don’t know if this is my last article ever, I hope not. No matter what, I hope that everyone has a wonderful and joyful summer. Stay out in the sun but not to long and wear your sunscreen. This is  the last article for this school year, leave your goodbye and thoughts in the comment below. Thank You!

The Future Is Us

The Future Is Us

People like to say that we are the future like the future owns us.

Like we are waiting at the corner of town for a bus

Waiting for us, to take reign of our future


Taking stops to teach and be our own tutor

Looking at each and every failure as we drive by

Trying to look away, farther away, maybe the sky.

As we try to understand we feel tears streaming down our face, not trying to cry

Telling each other everyday another lie, for comfort and love.

Face the facts, our past does not need to control our future

Learn from it and be a better person and do better things

We are the future the present and the past

Learn that we are the owner of our own future

And we can discover good in the past

And work in the present to live a good future

And take control to learn to live and lead

Learn to love each and every creed.

Judge by the goodness of a heart

Not from the segregation the past brings and present sings

Be your own future.

-Daniel Hammond

I wrote this poem in a time period where I was feeling the movement to talk about our future. If you enjoyed this poem or have any type of comment you may leave them in the section below. Thanks for reading! Also the image comes from Michael Marantz


Boy Scouts History

January 24, 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England because of the publication of Scouting for Boys. The name Baden-Powell was already well known to many English boys, and thousands of them bought the handbook . By the end of April,many Boy Scout troops had sprung up across Britain. From the Scouting for Boys, Baden-Powell created a central Boy Scouts office, which allow regular boys to become Scouts and designed a uniform.

By the end of 1908, there were 60,000 Boy Scouts, and troops began springing up in British Commonwealth countries across the globe. In September 1909, the first national Boy Scout meeting was held. Ten thousand Scouts showed up, which also had a surprise visit of girls in uniforms that were called Girl Scouts. In 1910, Baden-Powell organized the Girl Guides as a separate organization.

The American version of the Boy Scouts has it origins in an event that occurred in London in 1909.

Chicago publisher William Boyce was lost in the fog when a Boy Scout came to his aid. After guiding Boyce to his destination, the boy refused a tip, explaining that as a Boy Scout he would not accept payment for doing a good deed. This anonymous gesture inspired Boyce to organize several regional U.S. youth organizations, specifically the Woodcraft Indians and the Sons of Daniel Boone, into the Boy Scouts of America. Incorporated on February 8, 1910, the movement soon spread throughout the country.”

In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of America in Savannah, Georgia.

I am a proud Boy Scout and on my way to my Eagle Scout and wanted to share a little history on how this program became and started. Maybe someone in your family is Scout. If so, tell us down below. Thank you for reading this article and have a wonderful day.Link for information here.


South Lancaster SA Election


SA election are coming soon. These elections will show who our student Association will be next year. The titles that student can hold are  President, Vice president, Treasurer, Pastor, Secretary, Public Relation and Sergeant at Arms. To vote you must understand what each position means.

   President: The authority and responsibility of Presidents vary according to their respective institutions. Students performing in this role typically serve a ceremonial and managerial purpose, as a spokesperson of the entire student body. The president may oversee his or her association’s efforts on student activity events and planning, school policy support from students, budget allocation, fiscal planning, recognition of developing issues pertaining to students, and communication between faculty/staff and the student body.


   Vice President: To keep order at meetings, to assist the president, and become acting president in the event the president cannot fulfill their duties.


   Treasurer: The treasurer  is the SA’s official custodian of the money and the trustee of the accounts and must be able to explain the budget to members. The specific duties of the treasurer are: 1. Properly receive and disburse moneys.


   Pastor: This job includes helping the School pastor with finding speakers for student chapels, and providing help in spiritual life and speaking and studying the bible.


   Secretary: This person is in charge of taking notes at the student council meetings and Executive Board meetings and will type for the student council.


    Public Relations:Takes attendance.Handles incoming, and outgoing correspondence,Takes notes at meetings and keep accurate records Exemplifies good school citizenship.


   Sergeant at Arms: Duty includes maintaining order and security around school and events.


 So who’s running for SA offices? Well here’s who.

  President: Christina Fuller

  Vice President: Zach Mularczyk

  Pastor: Daniel Hammond,Josh Silver,Alaina Carpenter

  Secretary:Isadora Ferreira, Eli Jun,Valerie Baez

  Public Relations: Liaza Silvia

  Treasurer: Emily Delinski, Evan Garriety


 If you enjoyed and found this article informative you can leave a comment below. If you hoping to run for a office turn in your papers you only have till this friday. Thanks you and have a wonderful day.!

May Flowers May Facts


During the month of May, very interesting things have happened and will continually happen. This article lists important dates and special days in the month of May. Each of these facts will have a link to read more about them if you would like. Please Enjoy!


  1. The birthstone for May is the emerald which represents success or love.
  2. The birth flower for May is the Crataegus Monogyna and the Lily of the Valley.
  3. On May 1, 1931, the Empire state Building was officially opened.
  4. Armed Forces Day – celebrated the third Saturday of May
  5. Mother’s Day – celebrated on the second Sunday of May
  6. Memorial Day – celebrated the last Monday in May.
  7. May 5 – Cinco De Mayo
  8. On the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby takes place
  9. May 11, 1858, Minnesota joined the Union during the Civil War.
  10. May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark began their trip up the Missouri River.
  11. May 14, 1948, the last of British troops left Palestine which allowed Israel to become their own country.
  12. May 15, 1918, the first airmail service began in the United States.
  13. May 20, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act.
  14. May 20, 1932, the first solo flight was taken by a woman (Amelia EarHart) across the Atlantic Ocean
  15. May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state.

16.May 24, 1607, the first permanent English settlement in America was established in Jamestown, VA.

  1. May-day-calendar-574041 May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in San Francisco.
  2. May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th state
  3. May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state.


In the end, we see that this month has a lot to do with states, famous and important women ( that’s you mothers out there), famous buildings, and holidays. If you enjoyed this article and would like me to continue to write about facts of the month please comment down below. Thank you! Link Were I gathered facts is here.

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