Thanks to a generous group of young U. S. Army officers and members of the school’s varsity and junior varsity football teams, the Library Media Center at L. C. Bird High School will be up and running when school opened Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Fourteen young, energetic and conscientious second lieutenants from the Quartermaster School at Fort Lee volunteered to do some community service by spending a Saturday in August returning over 10,000 books to their appropriate shelves in the library. The books had to be stored while the carpet was replaced during the summer. In addition, they set up tables and chairs and did minor repairs on equipment.
The officers arrived, determined their “end state” (Army term for goal), and proceeded to attack projects with precision, order and team work. In no time, the library was organized: the “end state” was accomplished – a job well-done and an impressive tribute to their training and their integrity.
When re-positioning some bookshelves was necessary, the L. C. Bird football team came to the rescue. Coaches and players arrived in the library and exhibited the teamwork, strength and focus they use on the field. Prompted by their coaches, the players tackled the heavy, book-laden shelves and set them down in their appropriate locations – a major ‘field goal.’