New York City - Brooklyn, NYC - Students At IS 228 David A. Boody School Celebrate Veteran's Day With A Take A Vet To School Assembly
November 7, 2011
Brooklyn, NY, November 7, 2011 - Students at IS 228 David A. Boody School for Magnet Studies in Brooklyn honored veterans of all ages who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Sponsored by Cablevision's Power to Learn, the "Take A Vet to School" event helped students better appreciate the sacrifices made by our nation's service men and women, as well as their families, and the significance of the Veterans Day holiday. Congressman Michael Grimm and Dyker Military Postage Fund President Fran Vella-Maron also participated in the event. After opening remarks from Principal Dominick D'Angelo and patriotic musical selections performed by the school's Vocal Ensemble, Concert Band and Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Congressman Grimm, himself a retired member of the United States Marine Corps, spoke about the importance of honoring veterans. Students then made their presentations and discussed what Veterans Day meant to them. Dyker Military Postage Fund President Vella-Maron also spoke about the non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to pay for postage on packages sent to troops serving overseas. At the close of the program, Cablevision Vice President of Education Trent Anderson presented a $2,000 check to the Dyker Military Postage Fund on behalf of Power to Learn.
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Congressman Grimm said, "It's important to teach young people the historical significance of Veterans Day and realize all that of our veterans have made sacrifices to protect the freedom that Americans hold dear. Each of the veterans here deserves to be recognized for their bravery and willingness to serve for the common good."
Principal D'Angelo added, "A veteran is the ultimate role model for service. This program provided a great learning opportunity for our students and inspired many of them."
Dyker Military Postage Fund President Vella-Maron said, "We can all appreciate the importance of sending care packages overseas to our troops. Cablevision's generous donation will certainly help us in our efforts in this regard."