Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
With the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School gymnasium decorated in American flags and shiny stars with veterans’ names typewritten on each of them, and several rows of America’s heroes seated as special guests, fifth graders once again honored veterans in true JAE style. Members of Rocky Point’s VFW Post 6249 presented the colors of the flag before Principal Mrs. Linda Greening welcomed everyone, including Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner, to the event.
The school’s “High Notes,” directed by music teacher Mr. Craig Knapp, used their powerful voices to sing several patriotic songs, and Student Council adviser, Mrs. Jean Costa, introduced several students who read their special messages to the veterans. The Student Council also presented each veteran with a heartfelt card colored with “Home of the Brave” and “Thank You for Serving Our Country” sentiments. Under the direction of Mrs. Laurie Berretta, members of the Technology Club shared the significance of the traditional POW/MIA Remembrance Table, set for one person to honor prisoners of war and missing military members.
The Rocky Point School community thanks all of the veterans who attended the event for defending and upholding the rights and freedoms of the nation.
Photo caption: Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School’s Salute to Veterans.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District