Veterans Return to School

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In honor of Veterans Day, Amityville Memorial High School and Edmund W. Miles Middle School held Veterans Day events to celebrate the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States military.

Coordinated by middle school Social Studies Chairperson Jaclyn O’Hagan, EWMMS hosted its first Take a Vet to School Day on Nov. 10. Local veterans in the community were welcomed to the 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 had the opportunity to ask for the veterans’ autographs and thank them for visiting the class. Each veteran received a patriotic thank-you card created by a member of the National Junior Honor Society.

AMHS hosted Veterans Return to School Day, organized by high school Social Studies Chairperson Dawn Mizrachi, on Nov. 13, during which more than 20 local veterans were welcomed to the school 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, and a select group of students enjoyed one-on-one time with the veterans during a special luncheon.

 

Photos from the Middle School

 

Photos from the High School