Locust Valley Central School District elementary students read poems, sang patriotic songs and laid flowers at the base of their schools’ flagpoles to honor service members who lost their lives serving our country. The meaningful tributes proved that the students understood the meaning of Memorial Day and the importance of remembering those who sacrificed everything for our freedom.
Locust Valley Elementary School students gathered at Ann MacArthur Primary School for their ceremony, at which Veteran and Locust Valley resident Joe Rydzewski shared meaningful words with the group. Bayville Elementary School gathered at the Bayville Village Hall with members of the Bayville American Legion in attendance.
Additionally, second-grade teacher Dani Schatz and fifth-grade teacher Kelly Price brought their classes together earlier in the day for a special tribute to members of the Bayville American Legion. The two classes, who have been working together throughout the year on character development, read original poems thanking the veterans for their service. They also created and shared handmade cards and beautiful poppies, which are traditionally worn in honor of members of the military who lost their lives in service.
Acting Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carl Bonuso, a veteran himself, attended each of the events and said he was proud of the patriotism shown throughout the school district.
The Locust Valley Central School District thanks all of our veterans as well as those service members currently serving in the military.