• On November 8, students in the Remsen Central Schools District held a reception and two concerts honoring Veterans from the local community.

    In the afternoon, elementary students participated in a Veterans Day concert, sharing special tributes to service men and women. At the beginning of the concert, elementary members of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Elementary Choir and High School Band performing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

    Elementary students and Veterans also enjoyed performances of “America the Beautiful” by the Elementary Band and “New Alliance” by the High School Band.

    In the weeks leading up to Veterans Day, elementary students and their families were asked to submit the names of Veterans that they would like to have personally recognized during the concert. Each Veteran’s name and branch of service was read aloud and several Veterans were in attendance to be honored at the ceremony.

    Click HERE to view a full list of Veterans who were recognized.

    The program closed with the High School Band performing “Marches of the Armed Forces” and sixth-grader Owen Long playing “Taps.”

    Prior to the ceremony, Veterans were invited to attend a special reception in the Elementary Library/Media Center that featured refreshments made by the high school foods and nutrition class and artwork created by the elementary students.

    In the evening, students honored Veterans with a public concert that included performances by the Elementary and High School Band and Chorus. In attendance were local officials, members from Remsen VFW Memorial Post 982 and members of the Adirondack Foothills Rotary Club.

    A special thanks is extended to Elementary Band and Choir Instructor Mrs. Fenton and High School Band and Choir Instructor Mr. Matteson for helping our students to prepare the musical selections for both concerts.