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Roslyn School District Honors Veterans

There was a sea of American flags and students in red, white, and blue across the Roslyn School District on Thursday, November 9th, in observance of  Veterans Day. 

Patriotic music, performed by the Roslyn High School Color Guard, kicked off a school-wide assembly inside the gym at Harbor Hill Elementary School, where local veterans were in attendance to hear the chorus sing songs in honor of America. Principal Michelle Hazen and Assistant Principal Justin Gabrus emceed the assembly, which was attended by Superintendent Allison Brown and Assistant Superintendent Karina Baez.

Harbor Hill Ceremony chorus

East Hills Elementary School hosted an assembly outside to honor several local veterans: Sergeant Paul Cesarski—a former employee of the Roslyn School District, First Sergeant David You, Sergeant Phil Kim, and Roslyn School District’s Director of Security Sergeant Keith Macias. Students, faculty, and staff, together with Principal Sherry Ma, and Assistant Principal Jennifer Sheehan, gathered around the flagpole at the front entrance to listen as the children sang patriotic songs and asked the veterans questions about their service.

East Hills Ceremony Sherry wtih student

Roslyn Middle School recognized the contributions and sacrifice of military service members with a schoolwide assembly in the front of the building. Principal Craig Johanson, Assistant Principal Melissa Hornik, and Assistant Principal Christopher Roth welcomed nearly a dozen veterans to attend their ceremony. The RMS chorale sang, two student musicians played Taps, and the Roslyn Fire Department visited with their trucks. After the ceremony, many students stepped up to shake hands with the veterans and thank them for their service.

RMS Ceremony Craig with students

Roslyn High School students and staff honored the contributions and sacrifice of America’s military service members with a poignant and meaningful description of Veterans Day during the morning announcement. They also observed a moment of silence and listened to a moving recitation of Taps, played by a student musician. A display of flags adorned the front entrance and the corner by Roslyn Road to remind everyone to keep America’s veterans in their thoughts on this day of remembrance.