The President’s Corner
by Ed Lattin
At Educational Tours we believe that our tours create positive memories that last a lifetime. That belief was reinforced yesterday as I wandered into my local school board office. An employee in the purchasing department stopped and greeted me. He knew me but I had no idea who this gentlemen was. It turns out that he was on the very first trip to New York City that our company planned way back in the summer of 1986. Now in his mid forties, Tom fondly recalled the senior class trip to New York that took place over the July 4 celebration. This was the centennial of the Statue of Liberty and the Tall Ships were in harbor and President Reagan was there as well as many dignitaries from throughout the world. On this July 4 Manhattan was closed down to vehicular traffic from mid-town to Battery Park. As Tom and I talked memories from that trip came flooding back – from a trip that took place more than 27 years ago! At the end of our conversation Tom thanked me and said this New York Trip remains one of his best travel experiences in his lifetime.
From the inception of our company in 1985 that is what we have strived to do. Tom, thank you for making my day and reinforcing the mission of our company!