Talk about a star-spangled tribute!
PS 206 students celebrated Veteran’s Day with a special recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic poems, and a medly of classic American songs during an hour-long tribute concert attended by local vets and active-duty members of the Army and Marine Corps.
Assistant Principal Randy Nelson said the annual event at the Sheepshead Bay school teaches students valuable lessons.
“It’s important for our students to show veterans that they’re part of the community,” said Nelson. “And we want our students to understand [the sacrifices of veterans] in our neighborhoods who supported our country.”
PS 206’s sense of duty isn’t a one-and-done deal, however.
Nelson said students at the school on Gravesend Neck Road make holiday greeting cards for veterans, bring them meals, and sometimes take trips to visit vets at area hospitals over the course of the schoolyear.
“The kids really learn to appreciate it,” Nelson said.Reach reporter Daniel Bush at email@example.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow him at twitter.com/dan_bush.
©2011 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.