Kindergartners in Tammy Cotrone’s class at Deer Park’s May Moore
Primary School celebrated Veterans Day by creating a Wall of Heroes,
which featured photos of family members and friends who have served or
are currently enlisted in a branch of the armed forces.
Practicing their literary skills, students drafted a class letter
describing their recent lessons on the origin and history of Veterans
Day, as well as providing a formal “thank you” to the servicemen and
women who protect the nation. Students also made messages for veterans
and created a poster with their hands traced into a heart, expressing
their gratitude. The well wishes were delivered to Babylon Town Hall for
officials to distribute and share with local veterans.
“I come from a strong military family,” said Cotrone. “My dad, who is
still alive and 91 years old, fought in World War II. My mom was also a
sergeant in World War II, and my brother was in Vietnam. So I am so
very proud to do this each year with my class. This holiday has a
special place in my heart.”