On Wednesday, November 9th, the district held its annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony at Bergenfield High School. An audience of third, fourth, and fifth graders filled the bleachers of the high school gymnasium, as the powerful lesson of the afternoon focused on the many sacrifices that American servicemen and women had to endure in order to secure our nation's freedom.
School administrators, board members, and local and state legislators were on hand to give thanks to the veterans of Bergenfield. In addition, winners of a district-wide essay contest in grades 3-5 read their winning works to the entire crowd. The students spoke eloquently and with confidence while sharing their compelling words. Throughout the ceremony, the BHS Marching Band performed patriotic songs, including the "Star Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful." The event was capped off with a wonderful, impromptu speech by United States Senator Bob Menendez.#BHS #Bergenfield #VeteransDay #Vets #Veterans #Appreciation #ThanksVets