Number of Participants: 1000
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $8,450
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
Sachem School District
Across the Sachem Central School District, students and staff honored veterans through parades, projects and activities. Students learned about the different branches of the U.S. military and how veterans made sacrifices for the country.
Grundy Avenue Elementary School invited local veterans to the building for an annual parade. Students lined the bus loop to cheer and applaud the service men and women as they marched through. After the parade, Grundy Avenue became the scene for a heartwarming reunion between a third grade student and her father, who had previously been deployed. Principal Tom Lipani welcomed U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Anthony Brown back to the Sachem community, surprising his daughter, Victoria Brown, in front of the crowd.
On Nov. 10, other elementary schools in the district, including Lynwood Avenue and Merrimac, hosted local veterans at their buildings. The veterans, who are family members of Sachem students, gathered for a breakfast which was followed by a parade. Students lined the hallways holding American flags and projects they made in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day.
Members of the Interact Club at Sachem High School North honored veterans by writing cards and letters to them. They created the annual Wall of Honor, where students hung photos of veteran graduates while listing their names and branches of military. Additionally, students helped hang flags along the fence outside the high school to pay tribute to their sacrifice and devotion to the country.
1 – Grundy Avenue Elementary students lined the bus loop outside the school while veterans marched through.
2 and 3 – Grundy Avenue third grader Victoria Brown was surprised by her father, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Anthony Brown, after the parade.
4 – Lynwood Avenue hosted local veterans for an annual breakfast.
5 – Students at Merrimac Elementary School paraded with their veteran family members outside the building.
6 – The Interact Club at Sachem HS North lined the building’s fence with American flags as a tribute to Veterans Day.
Photos courtesy of the Sachem Central School District