Field of Heroes

first_imgOur committee has chosen four nominees submitted by the public. These awardees represent honorable service to the country, as well as to our local community. In keeping with the success of the last two years, we will continue to line the front of Bayonne High School with American Flags. Each flag will represent a $5 donation, and each will honor a past or present member of the Armed Forces.The money raised will be donated to the Joyce Herbert V.F.W. Post 226 Veterans Museum. In the short life of this program we have raised more than $10,000 for this organization. The museum provides recognition of the service of all military personnel as well as giving our children a unique learning experience. The Veterans Museum is an invaluable asset to our students, demonstrating the importance of service and the history of our community. Post 226 Commander Glenn Flora and Jacky George have created a warm, inviting, and educational environment for all to participate in.The ceremony is open to the public. If you were unable to attend last year’s please consider doing so this year. Also please consider purchasing a flag to be displayed on the Bayonne High School lawn in honor of a hero. All donations can be sent to Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 care of Dr. Dennis C. Degnan, Assistant Superintendent of Schools. More information is available on our website www.bboed.org.NEIL CARROLL III To the Editor:On Thursday November 1, at the Alexander X. O’Connor Auditorium, 669 Avenue A, the Bayonne Board of Education will host the Third annual Field of Heroes ceremony. Developing this program has been one of the greatest honors of my career. To see it enter a third year makes me grateful to the people of Bayonne and our students who drove the fundraising process to make it such a success.last_img

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