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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

Parkway Honors Wounded Vets

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs was an invited guest at Parkway School in Plainview to Honor Wounded Warriors on September 10. The children from grades K through 4th grade were all given small American flags, which they placed in the ground to honor all of the men an women serving this country.

On hand to honor the wounded warriors were members of various veteran groups, the Plainview Fire Department and the Second Precinct. Special guest Chris Levi, who was devastatingly injured during his tour of duty following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, spoke to the children about why it is important to care for one another. Levi is now enrolled at LIU Post and is working toward his degree.

Jacobs said seeing the children act so respectfully toward Levi and other wounded warriors nearly brought her to tears.

“This was one of the most moving days I have ever participated in,” she said. “My praise to Principal Ronelle Hershkowitz for bringing everyone together for a few minutes to remember and reflect.”