Salado, Texas – Third graders from Thomas Arnold Elementary School celebrated Katati Walrat Memorial Garden here on August 27.
Captain Katie Mulins, Deputy Superintendent Burt Smith, retired Brigadier General Jason Walt and third-grader Melanie Lane, soldiers from Keep Salado Beautiful and 3rd Cavalry, gathered to pay their respects to Kathy.
The garden was used by volunteers to give back to Kathy, students and soldiers.
“We want to thank our 3rd Cavi. The soldiers, who have helped us a lot during the summer, are preparing our gardens and getting ready to start this adventure, ”said Mulins.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion “Tiger”, 3rd Cavi. Rit volunteered for more than 100 hours during the summer to support their foster-school and helped clear khaki, move garden beds, weed, and fill beds with rubbish.
“I saw a lot of people who were not around the garden when their green thumbs were growing,” says Esgut. Marcus Brown, 1st Squad, 3rd Cavi. Reg. , he said. It was a wonderful opportunity to return. ”
Smith Kathy shares that she is well respected by her peers and the community.
“I have heard of her as a ministerial leader, a great encouragement, a faithful child of God, a loving mother and wife, an advocate for the poor and an unwavering supporter of our community,” Smith said. She had all these things and more.
Smith introduced Katan’s husband, Jason, who echoed her impact on society, not about fame or personal gain, but about service and people. One of Kathy’s primary motivations was communication, and she quoted an excerpt from her magazine about her gardening.
“July 30, 2019. What should I do? I look forward to passing through this world but once; Therefore, I will not neglect or delay in doing any good deed, kindness, or service to any human or animal, as I do now, and I will not do it again. ” “When I think about it, I don’t think she has much time left. In her limited time, she wanted to do her best. ”
Jason 3 Cavin thanked Cavin for recognizing that starting a project is the hardest part. Rit for their involvement.
“Thank you for stepping and serving your nation, and thank you for coming to our community and serving,” he said. I guess this is a place where a child and a teacher can go out and have a peaceful time.
For Brian, joining the army not only served his country but also his community.
It was such a blessing to see third graders, teachers and families and how they feel about it, ”he said. I think what a community should be and what we all sign up to really personalize it.
Lane, who had been working to rejuvenate the garden, set up a cactus bed in one of the beds.
“There is a rock in my heart that seems to be there every time I need to hear a message,” she says. “When the soldiers removed the cactus, our rock was here and it would be a reminder that everyone needs a heart and that everyone develops relationships with the past, present and future.
Students from each classroom watered the beds and then Mulins closed the ceremony and thanked the community partners for their support.
“I want to say thank you to everyone who came, who was involved, who volunteered and dreamed of doing it again,” she said. We look forward to continued efforts to renovate and renovate our gardens by developing relationships with our community and the environment.