Dressed in red, white, and blue with American flags in hand,elementary school children in Locust Valley honored our country’s Veterans for Memorial Day. Singing patriotic songs, placing flowers at the flagpoles, and playing taps on the trumpet, students reflected on the meaning of this American holiday.

In Bayville, United States Marine Corp. Staff Sargent Eddy Trochet, was honored at the Bayville Primary and Bayville Intermediate School ceremonies. Having just returned from Afghanistan, his children Ryan and Savannah who attend Bayville Primary and Bayville Intermediate schools,presented him with an American flag to thank him for his service to the country, and to welcome him home.

At Ann MacArthur Primary School and Locust Valley Intermediate School, students sang songs, read poems, and lowered the flag to half-mast in memory of veterans lost in battle.