Northport K-8 School participated in the annual commemoration of Veteran’s Day recently by inviting 18 veterans from all branches of the military, all with a variety of rank,s into classrooms. Veterans spoke openly with students about the United States military and their own role in their service to our country. Students listened intently and then asked in-depth questions and made heartfelt inquiries about each veteran’s career, including talks about patriotism and the importance of a solid, self motivated education. The Veteran Partners in Education program is a vital piece of the educational pie at Northport K-8 School. Thousands of students have been educated about thrilling aspects of American History and the military through the veteran’s programming. An annual September 11 tribute, a Korean War Interactive program and the Veteran’s Day commemoration are just a few of the school’s planned events. An Honor Flight program, a program spotlighting Normandy Beach with highlights from World War II, and a lifelong submariner’s experiences are still on the educational agenda for the year. Local veterans from across Saint Lucie County will participate in the eighth grade graduation as the Sons of the American Revolution pass out flags to each graduating eighth grader and their families. American history and instilling the love and pride of country is a strident part of the Northport K-8 educational experience. Pictured are veterans, student ambassadors and Northport principal Glenn Rustay.
Author: LYNNE Gruszka
Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist