Blue Jacket Bright Futures

If This Jacket Could Talk
by Randy Vlasin
I know that to you, I may seem a bit old. I was officially adopted in 1933, which to many is ancient history. I hear the groans from some when advisors say “Everyone is to be in official dress.” Perhaps that’s because they really don’t understand me. I am more than just a mass of blue corduroy and gold emblems. Before you put me on, I would like you to consider what you’re really wearing:
  1. You’re wearing a living legacy that started with 33 young people in 1928 and has grown to over half a million students across this nation.
  2. You’re wearing an emblem of an industry that is number one in the world – American Agriculture.
  3. You’re wearing a uniform that is recognized by business people who operate our farms, main street businesses and Fortune 500 companies, as a symbol of excellence and leadership that is second to none.
  4. You’re wearing an opportunity to create success through one of the most diverse and dynamic programs ever offered to young people.
  5. You’re wearing an advertisement of yourself, your school, community, state and country.
  6. Most of all, you’re wearing a symbol of everything that is good and decent about this great land we call America.

So when you put me on, either you wear me with pride and strive to represent all that I stand for, or don’t wear me at all. Here’s wishing you a life filled with premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

—Your FFA Jacket

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