But through all this excitement boys and girls let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas – the first Christmas when to all the world was given the greatest gift of all times – the babe in the Manger, Our Savior. It was out of love for the Saviour that the Wise Men brought their gifts, and the gifts that we give should be given with love in our hearts – not expecting or wanting a return gift…
Excerpt from Principal Marvin P. Punshon’s front page message to the students of Memorial Junior High School. Read more.
Memorial Junior High School, Memo-Echo, December school newsletter #8, page 1, circa 1950s.
Marvin Punshon became Principal of Memorial Junior High School in 1952. The school was located on Rosalind Avenue facing Lake Eola.
Courtesy of the Joan Cayce Milligan archives.