A Wall to Honor Those Who Served

A Wall to Honor Those Who Served photo

Rocky Point High School students, staff and community recently came together to honor and celebrate approximately 70 members of the school community who have volunteered to serve the country as part of the armed forces.

In an effort organized by teacher Rich Acritelli, students and honored guests began the day gathered in the school’s auditorium for a moving Veterans Day assembly program. During the event, Mr. Acritelli, along with History Honor Society and History Club members, paid tribute to graduates who served our country in the armed forces. Individuals’ names were announced and their photos and credentials were displayed on a large screen on stage. Those in attendance were also invited to speak with the crowd. Many members of the local VFW Post 6249 were also on hand to part take in the event, as well as be celebrated for their unwavering support of the school and community. 

Following the assembly, the building’s newly created Veterans Wall of Honor was ceremoniously unveiled. Located in the main lobby of the school, the wall features plaques inscribed with the names and images of those honored and are surrounded by beautiful emblems from each of the different branches of the military. Veterans in attendance had the chance to officially unveil their plaque, and all collectively applauded them for their service and commitment. 

“We are grateful for the many organizations who helped make this tribute possible, and thanks to Mr. Acritelli for the countless hours he spent to make this Wall of Honor possible,” Principal Susann Crossan said.