Students and teachers from Rocky Point's Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School received recognition for their hard work organizing the annual Veterans Day Assembly.
This year’s assembly featured a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the High Notes chorus; student artwork displayed on a projector, and patriotic Veterans Day t-shirts. During the assembly, student council members distributed letters of appreciation and were asked to speak words of gratitude to veterans in the audience.
“As the daughter of a Navy veteran, and Vice Chairwoman of the Veterans and Seniors Committee, I am proud to recognize the faculty and students of the Joseph A. Edgar School,” said Legislator Sara Anker in a statement. “The Veterans Day Assembly is a wonderful tradition and I commend the teachers and students for celebrating our local veterans.”
According to the district, the event has been held for over 15 years after a teacher named Sal Lentini wanted to do something more for veterans than just recognizing them on a holiday. Since his passing the school has kept the tradition alive with yearly assemblies each December.
All of the students involved with this year’s ceremony received awards from Anker.
Photo Courtesy of Legislator Anker.