Honoring Our Veterans Countrywood Style

Ms. Nicolino/Ms. Sullivan’s second-grade class sang a medley of patriotic songs led by music teacher, Mr. Slawitsky.
Ms. Nicolino/Ms. Sullivan’s second-grade class sang a medley of patriotic songs led by music teacher, Mr. Slawitsky.
Countrywood’s student council and our Veterans gather at the end of the program for one last photo.
Countrywood’s student council and our Veterans gather at the end of the program for one last photo.
Representatives from all of Countrywood’s classes each presented a special “thank you” to the group of veterans.  Principal Barbara Kenney, left, and Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga assisted each class with their presentation.
Representatives from all of Countrywood’s classes each presented a special “thank you” to the group of veterans. Principal Barbara Kenney, left, and Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga assisted each class with their presentation.
Student council members handed each veteran letters, cards, posters, and a bag of goodies made by the children.
Student council members handed each veteran letters, cards, posters, and a bag of goodies made by the children.

Countrywood celebrated Veterans Day recently by inviting more than 24 veterans - Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine – to honor for this special event. The day’s event started with breakfast followed by a special program with Ms. Nicolino/Ms. Sullivan’s second-grade class singing a medley of patriotic songs.  Led by our music teacher, Mr. Slawitsky, the songs included America, This Land is Your Land, and You’re a Grand Old Flag.  The celebration continued with students from all of our classes presenting a special “thank you” to the group. Veteran Frank Ostroff was impressed with our students;  “The ceremony was incredible as the children sang patriotic songs and made cards, posters, and drawings and handed them to each and every veteran.”   All of the veterans had an opportunity to speak and shared what military branch they served in and where they were stationed. “I will never forget November 3rd [the day of the event].  How children that age were able to memorize the words to the songs I cannot comprehend.  GREAT GREAT DAY,” added Mr. Ostroff.