WWII veteran and musician Dominick Critelli with Herricks High School students. (Contributed photos)

Herricks Students Bond With Veterans During Visit

Students in Herricks High School English 12 classes were honored to spend a recent morning with ten United States military veterans, including six World War II veterans and three Vietnam War veterans. During the visit to the school, the students had the opportunity to hear stories from these heroes, including details about challenges they faced and lessons they learned during their time in the service and upon their return to civilian life. The students were excited to thank each of the veterans for their service and for taking their time to visit the school for this intergenerational event. As a follow up, the students created scrapbooks featuring photos from the visit and reflections on their conversations with the veterans. The scrapbooks were packaged and mailed to the veterans’ homes as surprise tokens of the students’ appreciation.

—Submitted by Herricks Public Schools

Herricks High School students with the commemorative scrapbooks they created and sent to the veterans to thank them for their visit and their service to America.
WWII veteran Dominick Critelli looks at the scrapbook created for him by Herricks High School students following his visit to the school.
A commemorative scrapbook created for veteran Joe Kolosky and mailed to his home by grateful students at Herricks High School.

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