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Veterans Day 2014
November 13, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.
King Street School held a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.
King Street School 4th grader Sophia Quartarolo sports a red poppy in her hair, one of 500 made by parent Naoka Russo for children, staff and veterans in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I which is being celebrated this year.
In their 10th year honoring veterans at this time of year, King Street School students presented yellow roses to 40 men who have served our country in the armed services and recognized another 35 who are deceased or were unable to attend. Here kindergartner Marisa Rachiele gives a flower to her grandpa, Vietnam veteran Tom Colacioppo of the Bronx.
King Street School 2nd grader Lucas Faraci gets a kiss on the head from veteran Nicholas Gaglia after presenting him with a yellow rose on Monday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day
King Street School chorus members sing patriotic songs at the breakfast for veterans, students and staff inside the school following the ceremony.
Attached to a red, white and blue ribbon, a newly-bestowed medal bearing the word "winner" hangs next to a Korean War veteran's hat. All veterans who attended the Park Avenue School ceremony were presented with the medals.
The sparse crowd that attended the ceremony holds flags and places their hands over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans' Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 10.
Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin and Port Chester Deputy Mayor Gene Ceccarelli carry a memorial wreath to place in front of the central monument at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans' Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 10.
Local politicians attend at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans' Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 10. From left: Port Chester Deputy Mayor Gene Ceccarelli, Rye Town Clerk Hope Vespia, Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin, Jaclyn Goldowsky, whose husband Marvin served as a flag bearer, and Rye Town Justice John Colangelo.
The Port Chester Post 93 American Legion Band performs a variety of patriotic melodies at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans' Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 10.
Students in Jennifer Carriero-Dominguez's class stand behind a table piled with age-appropriate history books donated by Hank and Isabelle Birdsall. The Vietnam veteran and his wife, who both worked as teachers in the Port Chester School District, started donating books several years ago in honor of local veterans who died recently. Each book has a name inscribed inside the front cover and will be placed in the Park Avenue School library for students to check out and take home.
Hands over their hearts, Park Avenue School fourth graders Olga Carcamo and Sophia Gonzalez sing "God Bless America."
Jeremiah Riggans, an Army veteran, accepts a medal on a red, white and blue ribbon from his grandson, Keon Riggans, a Park Avenue School 5th grader.
DeAnne and Jason Ostrowski, both veterans of the U.S. Navy, and their children, Madison, a 5th grader, and Tyrus, a 1st grader, look at the display in Park Avenue School's lobby showing pictures of those who served in the military.