Veterans Recount Their Service at High School

Veterans Recount Their Service at High School photo

More than a dozen veterans visited Amityville Memorial High School on Nov. 14 to tell the stories of their military service. They visited social studies classes during the third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

The guests came from all branches of the military and different periods of conflict. Among the 17 veterans in attendance were Amityville Board of Education Vice President Juan Leon, who served in Afghanistan, and Chuck Vinciulla, who is commander of Amityville VFW Post 7223. 

Social studies department Chairwoman Dawn Mizrachi said that the program gave students an “eyewitness account” of the historical events they are learning about in their classes. The veterans discussed their military service, how and why they joined the armed forces, and their participation in veterans organizations. Many of the visitors shared photos.  

Ms. Mizrachi said she hoped that students gained an appreciation for the sacrifices others are willing to make for their country.

“We appreciate all that our veterans do,” she said. “They like coming here and sharing their stories because they think it is a great way to connect the school to the community.”