Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
Frank Carasiti Elementary School
Rocky Point Yaphank Road, Rocky Point
Second grade students in Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School welcomed local veterans from Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 in an assembly to thank them for their service and bravery. With administrators, board of education members, teachers, school staff and Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner in attendance, the assembly shared with the students the history and meaning of the importance of Veterans Day. Students created a bulletin board and each colored in a paper heart with patriotic colors as part of the festive event.
“We are so grateful to be able to honor these heroes right in our own community,” Principal Jason Westerlund said. “It really has a more meaningful effect when the students get to meet them and understand the service they have given to our country.”
Photo captions: Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School Veterans Day assembly scenes.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District