Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 9, 2018
Lockhart Elementary School
Pittsburgh Avenue, Massapequa
Lockhart Elementary School students and staff joined other members of the Massapequa School District community to honor local veterans on Nov. 9.
Fourth- and fifth-graders participated in the annual Veterans Day ceremony along with Principal Stephen Scarallo and Assistant Principal Laura Hulsaver, board of education trustees, central administrators and elected officials from the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County. Student Council members spokes about the history of Veterans Day, a national holiday that originated as Armistice Day.
Veterans from VFW Post 7763 in Massapequa Park provided a color guard. Ms. Hulsaver read a veterans roll call of names of local residents who have served in the military and band teacher Michael Molloy played a medley of patriotic songs on the bagpipes.
“Our veterans represent the very best of America,” Mr. Scarallo said. “They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world and they have earned the dignity that comes with wearing the uniform and defending our great flag. Veterans Day has given us a time to pay due respect to our veterans who have passed the torch of liberty from one generation to the next.”