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November 14th, 2012

Meadow Hill school honors vets on Veterans Appreciation Day



Students and faculty at Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School in Newburgh, NY thanked local veterans for their sacrifices during the school’s 8th annual Veterans Appreciation Day, celebrated on November 6, 2012.

NEWBURGH - On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, students and faculty members at Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School in Newburgh honored local veterans by hosting the 8th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day complete with a continental breakfast and observance program.

Meadow Hill Assistant Principal Margaret Chesser said that teachers have explained the role of veterans to the children. The lesson hit close to home for many students as they have friends and family that have served or are serving in the military. Their respect for the veterans was clear in their heartfelt letters and poems.

"This event gives us a beautiful opportunity to teach the students the importance of our veterans. We are a community here at Meadow Hill School and we want to reach out to our Newburgh community," explained Chesser.

"What these kids did this morning - that’s what we fought for - a day that each and every one of us can be proud. We sat here today and heard the future of America. I want to thank the school district for doing this," explained New York State Senator William J. Larkin, who was in attendance for the event.

Students were invited to speak to local veterans and ask questions or thank them for their service. The oldest veteran in attendance, Major James DeLaune, will turn 93 next week.

"We want to thank the kids so much - it must have taken an awful lot of work to put this on. I know I speak for all of us when I say thank you very much," explained Frank Cavalari, who spoke on behalf of the veterans in attendance.


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