On Thursday, May 26, members of the school administration, accompanied by Board of Education President Ms. Gigliello, along with distinguished guests and the Lisha Kill student body, participated in an assembly honoring the importance of Memorial Day. Led by Principal Tresansky, the event addressed the contributions of those who have served and lost their lives in service of our country.
The event featured the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, a performance of Taps, and a flag folding ceremony led by three special guests, including: Commander Art Dutcher who served proudly as a Cryptologic Technician in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1967, Mr. Dave Seymour who served for four years in the U.S. Navy and proudly served two tours in Vietnam; and Sergeant Gary Squires who retired from active duty in the U.S. Army after 24 years of service with the National Guard and two years active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Additionally, Social Studies teacher Mr. Eric Obermayer addressed today’s event and reviewed why we remember those who gave everything to serve our country and protect our freedoms. The event was both informational and a needed reminder on why the Memorial Day weekend is important to all Americans, young and old, to honor the memories of those who sacrificed everything on behalf of our country.
In her final remarks, Principal Tresansky ended the event with a fitting reminder: “As we enjoy this long holiday weekend with family and friends, please take a moment to reflect on the significance of Memorial Day. A day when we remember those who have given their lives so that we may be free.”