History Club Hosts Breakfast with Veterans
Sayville History Club Celebrates Veterans
Recently, the History Club student members and moderators Sue Hart and Mike Pace celebrated their second annual Breakfast for Veterans in the specially decorated High School Senior Lounge.
After History Club President Jared Burgen and Vice President Shreeya Panigrahi welcomed everyone and expressed gratitude for the Veterans’ service and sacrifices, Sophomore Emily Llewellyn, opened the event with a moving a capella rendition of the National Anthem. Her performance was immediately followed by the impressive Sean Barry, in full traditional attire, playing America the Beautiful on the bagpipes.
As the guest Veterans introduced themselves one-by-one and explained their service histories, the History Club members demonstrated both great respect when listening to the Veterans and genuine enthusiasm when they engaged in conversations later over a delicious breakfast. Mrs. Hart and Mr. Pace were not only pleased to see forty-five History Club members attend, they were thrilled with how well the Veterans and students mingled.
At the end of the breakfast, the History Club made one final presentation. Knowing how much the Veterans like to play scratch-off, the History Club members made a gift of $200 in scratch-off lottery tickets for the Veterans who will be participating at the Holiday Luncheon this year.
Shown in photos with Sayville High School History Club are (l-r) Veterans: Pat Brennan, Joe Franzosa, Bill Borthwaite, Andy Henning, Gary Gentile, Marc Gilbert, Hugh Prior, Joan Furey, Mario Politi, Mike Alcabes, and Guy Galante.