picture courtesy Celina City Schools

(1-28-21) The shared Celina High School classroom of Mrs. Olivia Graber, Mrs. Lydia Bolkeim and Mr. Braelen Bader holding the flag of the Marshall Islands. The classroom is focused on helping and assisting the Marshallese students at the High School.

Did you know this about the Marshall Islands?

You Tube Video (PBS New Hour) Marshall Islands: A third of the nation has left for the US

The Marshall Islands signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States in 1983 and gained independence in 1986 with the Compact’s entry into force. … Marshallese citizens may work and study in the United States without a visa and they join the U.S. military at a higher rate than any U.S. state.

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs on, in and above the Marshall Islands — vaporizing whole islands, carving craters into its shallow lagoons and exiling hundreds of people from their homes.