In honor of Veterans Day, Amityville Memorial High School and Edmund W. Miles Middle School held Veterans Day events on Nov. 9 to celebrate the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States military.
Local veterans in the community were welcomed to the middle school to share their experiences while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Prior to the event, students prepared questions in their social studies classes to ask the veterans. Veterans described the branch of military in which they served, answered the students’ questions, and displayed photos and souvenirs from their years of service. Toward the end of the visit, students thanked them for visiting the class, and each veteran received a patriotic thank-you card created by a member of the National Junior Honor Society.
At the high school, several local veterans were welcomed to speak with students in their social studies classes. During the 45-minute class period, veterans shared stories about their time in the service and answered students’ questions. Students created colorful cards to thank the veterans for their service. Additionally, veterans got to enjoy a special luncheon in the school’s library.
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