Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
Connetquot High School
7th Street, Bohemia
Connetquot Central School District honored the country’s proud and brave heroes during Veterans Day ceremonies and activities on Nov. 10.
At Connetquot High School, a ribbon-cutting was held for the new Flags of Honor initiative. Prior to the celebration, the community was invited to purchase an American Flag in honor of a veteran and to raise funds for local veterans’ charities. The flags were placed on campus grounds in front of the high school to remind the community of all who served and sacrificed.
During the ribbon-cutting celebration, local veterans were invited to attend and were accompanied by students enrolled in government classes, faculty and administration. The ceremony was punctuated with patriotic music by the high school wind ensemble. Rho Kappa Honor Society public relations officer Daniella Cregg thanked the veterans for their service.
“These veterans put their lives on the line to protect the rights and freedoms not just here, but for people all around the world,” Daniella said. “We honor those veterans and thank them for the sacrifice they made to defend this country.”
Connetquot High School Assistant Principal Lauren Neckin, who was the architect of the Flags of Honor initiative and ribbon-cutting ceremony, introduced the veterans in attendance and thanked them for their service. “The veterans we honor today come from all walks of life, but they shared several fundamental qualities. They possessed courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity – all the qualities needed to serve a cause larger than oneself,” Ms. Neckin stated. “They were ordinary people who responded in extraordinary ways in extreme times. They rose to the nation’s call because they wanted to protect a nation which has given them and us so much.”
The guests then joined the administration and faculty in cutting the bright red ribbon, symbolizing the veterans sacrifices to this nation and the community’s support through years to come.
A: Members of the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society at Connetquot High School labeled the Flags of Honor with the names of veterans to whom the flags were dedicated.
B: Rho Kappa Honor Society public relations officer and Connetquot High School student Daniella Cregg thanked the veterans in attendance for their sacrifice and service during the ribbon-cutting celebration.
C: Connetquot Central School District administration and local veterans cut the official ribbon in honor of the Flags of Honor initiative at Connetquot High School.
Photos courtesy of the Connetquot Central School District