Typically, each year on Veterans Day the Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244 pays a visit to Oldfield Middle School. The veterans come into the school and speak to Harborfields eighth graders, sharing their experiences and answering students’ questions. This year, due to COVID-19, the veterans will not be able to visit the school. Instead, students decided to visit them virtually. To do so, students created a Flipgrid video slideshow to show how much they appreciate and care for the community’s veterans. “They will be truly missed this year at Oldfield Middle School,” teacher Sandra Buscemi said.
Additionally, Oldfield Middle School students have partnered with Melville-based Genser Cona Elder Law to create cards and artwork to be shared with veterans at Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.
“During these trying times, the 350 veterans who reside at LISVH have been unable to visit with their families and friends,” Melissa Negrin-Wiener, a partner with the law firm, said. “We know that the cards and drawings that the students create will bring all of these men and women some joy during this difficult time.”
- Flipgrid_1-4: Oldfield Middle School eighth graders created a Flipgrid video slideshow to be shared with veterans at the Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244, thanking them for their service.
- Vets_Cards: Students in Monica Zenyuh’s class at Oldfield Middle School partnered with Melville-based Genser Cona Elder Law to create cards and artwork to be shared with veterans at Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.
Photos courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District