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Garfield Ceremony Salutes Our Veterans

Garfield Ceremony Salutes Our Veterans

Garfield Middle School staff and students showed their respect and support for our country’s veterans during the 24th annual Veterans Day Recognition Program Nov. 10. Students spoke with veterans during a breakfast sponsored by H2O before the schoolwide assembly, which included inspirational words by guest speaker, Army veteran Chris Zurawski. 

Kurawski

Garfield Middle School staff and students showed their respect and support for our country’s veterans during the 24th annual Veterans Day Recognition Program Nov. 10. Students spoke with veterans during a breakfast sponsored by H2O before the schoolwide assembly, which included inspirational words by guest speaker, Army veteran Chris Zurawski (at right). Zurawski, who was part of the Special Forces advised students to "be brave and be bold" in their lives.

The program also included renditions of the National Anthem by the Garfield Music Crew and Armed Forces Medley by the band. Superintendent Niedzwiecki addressed the students and veterans and there was also a demonstration on how to properly fold the American flag. Veteran and teacher Mark Mollison shared the More Than Names project, a research project that compiled the names of all the Lakewood service men and women who had sacrificed their lives in World Wars I & II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. 

Eighth-grader Robby Koopman was awarded the Joseph A. Mazzarella Outstanding Citizen Award, which honors World War II veteran Mazzarella, for his outstanding service to the school and the community.