Northport K-8 School welcomed 23 local veterans into classrooms recently to listen to stories about their military careers, wars served, medals won and battles lost. Students asked an abundance of questions and were thrilled to be educated with primary source information. Students in Sandra Tyndale’s seventh grade class served as ambassadors to walk the veterans to classrooms and introduced the honored guests. Veterans were welcomed in the Media Center by principal Glenn Rustay and media specialist Lynne Gruszka. The importance of veterans’ service to America could not have been stressed enough as eighth grader Moriah Weir welcomed each veteran and Grace Buzziz, eighth grader recited a beautiful Veterans Day poem to commemorate the special feelings that the students have for the veterans. Eighth grader William Hirsch correctly answered when the Coast Guard was formed with the year 1790 and was rewarded with a special military pin by the veteran guest speaker. Students were so overwhelmed with the honor that several other boys offered William $20 for the pin. It was a wonderful Veteran’s Day celebration at Northport K-8 School. Pictured are several of the veterans and children who enjoyed the morning.
Author: LYNNE Gruszka
Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist