Local veteran highlights ES program

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Posted On: Friday, November 6, 2020

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ABOVE: A ship upon which Mr. Heidenreich served. BELOW: Mr. Heidenreich joins his family on his last homecoming.

Trevor Heidenreich greets family during last homecoming.The Elementary School again honors the nation’s military heroes through its annual Veterans Day Program. This year’s event, which takes place on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), features an address by Trevor Heidenreich, a village resident and parent.

Mr. Heidenreich served our nation in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps over nearly 25 years. While in the Marine Corps, he served in multiple leadership roles, including Commanding Officer of an Osprey Squadron. He retired from the USMC as a Lieutenant Colonel. He currently works at BP in procurement.

Celebrating its 7th year, the program is organized by teachers and students in the 5th Grade. (This year’s lead teacher organizer is Julie Farkas.) The 2020 event will be conducted virtually via Google Meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for students and parents of 5th graders.

The hour-long program begins with the Pledge of Allegiance (led by 5th Grader Evelyn Sandretto); the reading of letters and poems written by students to veterans; the address by Mr. Heidenreich titled “Why We Do What We Do”; a student question-and-answer session with Mr. Heidenreich; and closing students remarks (by 5th Grader Taylor Kayse).

The event concludes with a bugle performance of “Taps.”

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