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Patriotism abounds at the Park Avenue School plaza
November 17, 2022 at 7:13 a.m.
Park Avenue Elementary School students in Kristen Fleming’s music class sing patriotic songs as she accompanies them on keyboard for the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Park Avenue Elementary School faculty members discuss the table full of donated Veterans Day-themed books before the ceremony starts. The books were donated by two retired Port Chester social studies teachers, Isabel and Hank Birdsall.
Veterans in the audience at Park Avenue Elementary School stand to be recognized during the ceremony. Around them, students, faculty and staff clap for them.
George Varbero, an Air Force veteran, stands with his grandsons Luke, Evan and Tyler following the ceremony at Park Avenue Elementary School. The first-grader, kindergartener and fifth-grader, respectively, are fifth-generation Park Avenue students, according to the Neuton Avenue resident, who also went to the school.
Michael Johnson plays Taps at Park Avenue Elementary School, concluding the ceremony. The music teacher’s students stand behind him, holding American flags in the shape of hearts.