The beloved teacher, Leonard Skinner, that inspired Lynyrd Skynyrd’s name has passed away, reported by CNN.com earlier today.
We wanted to send out a quick thank you to those who have inspired us in the past, friends, family members, teachers and mentors. It’s truly amazing that one person can have a profound effect on one life or a whole generation. Without Mr. Skinner who knows what a favorite rock band would have been named, or even if they would have been inspired in the same way.
Our lighters are raised in honor of Mr. Skinner and all of those out there who have inspired us to be, do, and create.