Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities – Pattaya

Before the regular morning assembly at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities, the students, teachers and volunteers gathered to pay respect to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

The Queen’s birthday is on August 12th, and this day is a public holiday when the nation celebrates not just the birthday of the beloved ‘mother of the nation’, but it is also Mother’s Day.

The previous day, Thursday 11th, when the whole school was assembled, Sister Pavinee, manager of the vocational school, laid floral offerings in front of a large portrait of Her Majesty. The ‘Queens  Song’ was then sung before the students bowed their heads in respect.

As it was to be Mother’s Day a beautifully recorded song, sung by children and dedicated to mothers throughout the Kingdom was played.

For many present this song brought back thoughts and memories of their own mothers, and many she a tear for their own mother, for what she has done for them, for the love she gives them and the lessons she has taught.

Most of the students will not get a chance to travel home for this special day, but no doubt there will be a long line from morning to evening waiting to use the telephones.