Veterans Day

  • Learning About Sacrifice

    To the Editor:

    I am not a veteran but was very pleased to see the coverage in The Bee of the events held at schools all over Newtown to remember and honor our veterans. It is fitting that our schools plan these activi-ties for youngsters to learn about the sacrifices that the members of our armed forces have made and continue to make in order for us all to enjoy freedom.

    Great that schools were open and students had this opportunity, and great that The Bee has shared it with all of us. Thanks for another day brightener.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There were many fine Veterans Day celebrations at the local schools this past Wednesday, as well as one for the general public at the VFW Post 308. I hope you had the opportunity, one way or the other, to honor the many veterans who have served and who continue to serve this country.

  • A Salute To The Veterans

    To the Editor:

    On Veterans Day, Head O Meadow School, in Newtown had a breakfast for veterans.  It started with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Every student knew the words, because they say it every day.  You could see the smiles on everyone's face as they joined in.  The cafeteria was decorated in red, white and blue.  Everyone was treated to breakfast.

  • Veterans Day Celebrated

    Veterans were welcomed into schools across the district on Wednesday, November 11, for celebrations and assemblies commemorating Veterans Day.

    At Newtown High School veterans enjoyed a lunch catered by the high school’s culinary students before an assembly in the school’s auditorium. Members of the NHS Chamber Choir and the NHS Band performed songs during the ceremony, like the “Star Spangled Banner,” and “American Salute.”

  • Praise For Service And Sacrifice On Veterans Day

    With a hand across her heart, Donna Monteleone opened Wednesday’s Veterans Day ceremony with a prayer for the “devotion of those who have fought for freedom, and those who laid down their lives.”

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308 chaplain and also a veteran, Ms Monteleone addressed a crowd of post members and supporters whose faces and service spanned decades. Korean War veteran George Lockwood Sr stood just a few paces away from younger veterans, including current US Marine Corps Sergeant Dustin Gill.

  • Honoring Veterans

    To the Editor:

    Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Veterans Day celebration at Head O’Meadow School such a wonderful tribute to our veterans! We were honored to have nearly 40 veterans attend our event (family members and family friends of current Head O’Meadow students), representing service in times of both war and peace from all five branches of our nation’s military.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    So what was the scariest part of the past week? Halloween or Election Day?

    Hard to believe we are just now getting a photo of this dashing couple of Pumpkin Race Decorating judges.  Judges Justin Scott and Amber Edwards were dressed the part at the Lions Club annual Pumpkin Races, Saturday, October 17. One look at them, and participants knew their efforts would be taken seriously. One more look, and I’m sure their stellar careers took yet another leap up the ladder.

  • Newtown Veterans Invited To Annual NHS Assembly

    Newtown High School will host its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 11, at noon.

    The event will be held in the high school’s auditorium, and it will recognize men and women who have served or are presently serving the country.

    A luncheon will also be served beginning at 11:15 am. All Newtown veterans are cordially invited to attend.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.

  • Veterans Day Celebrated In The Elementary Schools

    Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.

    Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.