East Hampton High School Salutes our Veterans
East Hampton High School Salutes our Veterans
Irene Kuck
Saturday, November 10, 2018

On Friday November 9th, East Hampton High School students had the opportunity to invite the veterans in their life, to the 3rd Annual Veterans' Day Breakfast and all-school assembly to  honor those who have served our country.  Guest Speakers were Veterans Dawn McDaniel and  Dept. of CT State Surgeon Louis Carillo.  They each shared a different perspective of what it means to be a Veteran.  The event was prefaced by a weeklong Veteran memorabilia display arranged for by VFW Post 5095, so that our students could take it in on their way to and from their classes.  The assembly was a true collaboration spearheaded by Social Studies teachers Melissa Reynolds and Samantha LaBonte.  From the student volunteer committee who created speeches, decorated, and sent out invitation, as well as create a short film; to the EHHS Music Department who volunteered their time to perform some patriotic selections; to the cafeteria staff as well as faculty and staff members who created a delicious breakfast, and last but not least to the VFW Color Guard who was also present during the assembly, it was a wonderful group effort that honored those in our community that served their country.

As we celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday November 11th, please take a moment to express gratitude to all those who served to try and help make the world a better place.