Patriotism was soaring at William Floyd last week as schools took part in various Veterans Day celebrations and activities.
William Floyd Middle School hosted their fifth annual Community Breakfast with the theme, “Honoring our Vets.” With more than a dozen local veterans in attendance, the morning included student musical performances by the chamber orchestra, the select choir and the stage band performing patriotic songs, as well as the Colonial Volunteers leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Students also presented a poem, spoke about a “Memorial Garden” project, the cheerleaders performed a “Thank you, Veterans!” cheer and the National Junior Honor Society discussed some of their community service efforts. Students and staff also assembled a beautiful memorial museum with military pictures, uniforms and other artifacts of family and friends who have served. Also check the WFSD Facebook page for the musical performances! (Click here for more photos)
At John S. Hobart Elementary School, second-grade students in Lisa Gonzalez’s class welcomed USMC Sgt. David Mazzara, father of Dominique, a student in class. Students learned about what he does in the military, learned to salute, sang songs and more. (Photos linked here)
At Tangier Smith Elementary School, kindergarten classes welcomed current and former servicemen and servicewomen with patriotic songs and thank you cards. (Photos linked here)
William Floyd High School NJROTC cadets under the guidance of their naval science instructors Commander Jay Tweed and Senior Chief Dwight Becherer had the privilege and honor of marching in the 99th Veterans Day Parade in New York City this past Saturday. They also had the opportunity to visit various locations including the U.S.S. Intrepid. (Click here for more photos)
At Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School, second graders welcomed veteran Mr. Reilly and his service dog, Hula, for a visit. First graders in Mrs. Stallone’s class created small gifts and thank you cards for veterans, and students created a new Nathaniel Woodhull school song to the tune of “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” (Click here for more photos)