In honor of Veterans Day, eighth-graders from Manhasset Secondary School had the unique opportunity to hear from members of the New York National Guard and local veterans on Nov. 10.
Classes visited the library throughout the school day to meet one of the guest speakers and gain insight on their military experiences. The library was decorated with patriotic posters to welcome the heroes to the school and thank them for their service. Guest speakers included New York National Guard Master Sergeant Rafael Molina, Sergeant Danica D’Ambrosio, Sergeant Luis Diaz-Cruz and Manhasset veterans Dr. Lionel Mailloux, Dr. Sylvia Arora, Dr. Richard Heinl, Donald O’Brien and James Brooks.
The students learned about why each of them decided to join the military, what the military taught them, what type of traditional and non-traditional military careers are available and more. Each speaker shared their unique story and the students asked thoughtful questions. The event was a great way to honor military men and women and allow the students to reflect on the importance, courage, and sacrifices of our veterans.
—Submitted by Manhasset Public Schools