This past Monday, Veterans Day was very special at Windermere school in Ellington Connecticut as we honored Veterans from all branches of our military. The students invited their parents, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends of the military to come and share their experience and what life was like serving our country. There were approximately 50 veterans who joined us for this special event. Many shared photos and stories that really gave the students a feel for what these men and women have done for us…for our freedom in this country.
The veterans went from one classroom to another sharing their stories and answering many questions that the students had during the morning hours. Afterwards, everyone was welcomed back to the cafeteria for breakfast together.
This is the first time in his eight years students at Windermere have been to school on Veterans Day and Principal Steven Moccio said he wanted to do something special to honor the veterans.
Nothing really formal Mr. Moccio said, so that the kids learn about this day directly from the veterans who have served their time. Up close and personal where students would have a lot of interaction with the veterans.
I think the students thoroughly enjoyed the day and so did all who attended.
Stephen Cullinan, Superintendent of Ellington Schools also joined everyone in the cafeteria and gave a personal thank you to all the veterans for taking time to come to the school and share their stories.
I was so glad to be a part of this wonderful and touching event and I captured images for the school, veterans and my son Michael seen in the first image with family member Roger Krasusky, MSGT, USAF Connecticut Air National Guard. Roger has served for 18 years and has been deployed three times and most recently helped with Storm Sandy here in our own state.
From the bottom of my heart I give a big thank you to all these men and women. You have sacrificed so much that we may live in peace. Thank you.