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Skaneateles Schools Host Variety of Veterans Day Services

The Skaneateles Central School District have a lot planned to honor veterans this year for Veterans Day.
State Street Fourth Graders Sing Songs for Veterans.

State Street Intermediate students began their school day Friday by meeting in the cafeteria to honor our veterans. State Street Principal John Lawrence spoke about the significance veterans have to our country prior to announcing each veteran in attendance one by one to stand up for an applause. Fourth grade students then sang patriotic songs of gratitude for the veterans to show their appreciation.

At Skaneateles Middle School, principal Michael Caraccio began the day by sharing a message of gratitude for our veterans to students. He encouraged them to think about the veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country as well as the people currently serving today who enable us to enjoy the freedoms that we have every day.

Skaneateles High School will be hosting their first ever Volleyball for Veterans event. This event allows male students to play in a volleyball tournament with their peers and be coached by the junior varsity and varsity volleyball players. All funds raised for this event will be going towards Shadow Warriors and their Christmas drive. Shadow Warriors is a non-partisan organization devoted to aiding families and caregivers of Central New York’s post-9/11 and disabled military veterans as a transition to civilian life.

The Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse team will be honoring all veterans on Monday, November 11th at 11:00 on the west porch at The Sherwood Inn.  The High School Choir will also be performing.  Skaneateles High School Alumni Brigadier General Dawn Deskin will be speaking to the crowd. Leading up to this event, American flags were placed in Shotwell Park to honor veterans associated with the Skaneateles community. 

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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152