Prodell’s Notable Tribute to Veterans

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Prodell Middle School teachers, students and staff collaborated to organize a number of special Veterans Day events. Veterans were welcomed at a breakfast and led in the Pledge of Allegiance with a special announcement for all students. Eighth graders had the opportunity to listen to the stories and experiences of six veterans from various branches of the military. The school’s chamber ensemble and jazz band played musical selections and the National Junior Honor Society collected treats to be gifted to the Rocky Point VFW.

Prodell’s advisories wrote thank you notes for veterans on dog tag style cards. A schoolwide “Honor Wall” was created in the main hallway where students, faculty and staff honored a family member who served in the military. A display was created honoring the branches of the military and was an opportunity for students to learn about the history of the military. Advisories all learned about the significance of the red poppy and all eighth graders were gifted with one to wear during the recognition.

On behalf of the school district, a special thanks to all the veterans who were honored and thanks to all students and Kim Avelin, Alexa Bello, Christine Bradley, Corinne Fallon, Jim Finnerty, Cheryl Hoefler, Danielle Senneca and Fred Volz for helping to make a successful day to honor our veterans.