Verne W. Critz Elementary School Celebrates Veterans

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Throughout the district, students recently recognized the sacrifices made by veterans throughout the country.

At Verne W. Critz Elementary School, first-graders put their English language arts skills to good use by writing letters to veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars  Post 8300 in Patchogue. In Erika Watson’s class, students watched a video and read about veterans in Scholastic News. They brainstormed words to describe the actions of veterans prior to writing their letters, including why they are thankful for their service to the country. 

Carolyn Kelly’s class also received a visit from Army veteran Chris Tomasino. He spoke with the children about what it means to be a veteran, the various armed forces, the jobs soldiers are assigned to in the service and his rank and job. Mr. Tomasino also taught students how to salute and read a book about how people in all careers serve their country. In addition, he gave each student a mini American flag and pencil to commemorate Veterans Day.