The high school’s National Honor Society students recently brought back their tradition of hosting an annual homemade dinner to honor local veterans, with members of four local veterans posts attending.
All NHS students contributed by shopping, baking, cooking and serving the veterans at the dinner.
“We were delighted to have members of the high school band play the crowd favorite, a march representing all four branches of the military, it was moving to hear the members from each branch cheer as their tune was played, said NHS advisor Dolores Lombardo. “The high school JROTC presented the colors, led the national anthem and retired our colors at the end of the event. Juniors Shannon Cahill and Sophia Solimando played a beautiful ‘taps’ as we retired our colors.”
Mrs. Lombardo stressed the highlight and most enjoyed aspect of the evening was the time that the students spent with the veterans, sitting and eating with them.
“The conversations brought together two generations, connected by their pride and loyalty to our country,” she added. “While the meal was delicious, nearly every veteran commented how wonderful it was to spend time with the students and see a generation with such great character and commitment to their community.”