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Sayville ESBOCES Students Enjoy Breakfast with Local Veterans

Students Gave Veterans Handmade Cards & Asked Questions 

Elementary school students at Sayville Academic Center marched into their gymnasium behind flag-carrying veterans who had served this country at their celebration of Veterans Day on Nov. 8, 2018. The veterans, most members of Sayville American Legion, received handmade cards from students, answered their questions, and also enjoyed breakfast with the youngsters in their classes.

Carissa Agnello, an Army veteran, helped the country for several years during and following 9/11. Her son Cole, who is in the 3rd/4th grade class, watched proudly as she met other boys and girls and answered their questions while giving her presentation about her Army experiences. 


Sayville Academic Center is a unique program of Eastern Suffolk BOCES that provides special education to elementary school students with special needs. 

First Photo – Sayville American Legion veteran Fred Hinze meets student Virginia Solano-Perez (Central Islip, Central Islip SD.)

Second Photo -Army veteran Carissa Agnello with her son, Cole Agnello (Ronkonkoma, Sachem SD.)

Last Photo – Sayville American Legion Post Commander Steve Antonacci 

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