Thank You Veterans from Great Neck Road

Thank You Veterans from Great Neck Road photo

Great Neck Road Elementary School recognized the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of veterans during a Veterans Day breakfast hosted in the school’s gymnasium on Nov. 2.

Joined by district administrators and board of education members, the invited guests were treated to a breakfast served by student-volunteers as well as performances. Each place setting featured a note of thanks written by a Great Neck Road student as well as colorfully decorated placemat. A photo booth with props was set up for the friends and families to enjoy a memory from the day.

After enjoying their meal, the veterans listened to three fifth-grade students recite their essay submissions from the Town of Babylon Veterans Day essay contest. The school also created an ABC poem video about veterans featuring students in all grades.  

The Great Neck Road chorus serenaded the attendees with “America the Beautiful” followed by a performance by the Great Neck Road dance team. To close out the morning, the kindergartners paraded into the room waving their flags to “Yankee Doodle Dandy” led by 10th-grader and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School marching band member Morgan Weeks playing the piccolo.