Thank you to Joan Furey, senior vice commander of VFW Post 433 in Sayville for sharing this!
In honor of Veterans Day, the Sayville Middle School invited Sayville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 433 to join them at morning assembly on November 9 and lead the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Principal Tom Murray opened the assembly by talking about how the freedoms we have in America have been secured by the service and sacrifices of the men women of the United States military and that everyone should remember that "Freedom is Not Free."
He then introduced each veteran to the student body, sharing a brief description of their military service. The veterans received a warm round of applause from everyone present. Principal Murray then presented them with a 15 foot "Thank You" banner, signed by the students and staff of the Middle School.
It was a very touching experience for the veterans and they thanked students for remembering them and all the men and women who have served, and are serving this great country.
Post 433 also assured everyone, that after being displayed at our annual dinner for hospitalized veterans on December 1, we will send their banner to our troops serving overseas so they to will know that the students and staff of Sayville Middle School appreciate their service.