Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 9, 2022
As a thank you for their service to the country, Beach Street Middle School in the West Islip School District held its first “Heroes for Heroes” luncheon for local veterans on Nov. 7.
Beach Street Middle School Principal Andrew O’Farrell welcomed the guests, who were all invited family members or friends of Beach Street students. To start the celebration, members of the select chorus performed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Students and their guests enjoyed lunch together and connected with other veterans. With the more than 20 veterans in attendance, all branches of the armed services were represented.
Following lunch, the veterans and their students lined up for a parade through the school. The classroom doors of Beach Street Middle School were all decorated in red, white and blue to honor the veterans for their service. Students lined the hallways, applauded and waved their flags as the guests paraded through the school.
Photo caption: Beach Street Middle School in the West Islip School District honored veterans with a luncheon on Nov. 7.
Photos courtesy of West Islip School District