SLRMS Student Council Advisor
Special to The Express
The Silver Lake Middle School Student Council and Honors Chorus recently had the honor to celebrate local veterans. Priscilla Brackett, Veteran Services Officer, and other veterans from the town of Kingston, joined the Silver Lake Middle School to share experiences in a special celebration.
Speaking with the students, telling their overseas military experiences included Jeanine Nastar, a US Army veteran who now works as a special education teacher as part of the Silver Lake Middle School staff. She spoke about the progress that the military has achieved, especially in the areas of diversity and inclusion. Joining the conversation was Darrell Agnew, a Vietnam War veteran whose retelling of his experiences brought history down to a personal level that students could readily identify with.
The Student Council served coffee and sweets and the Honors Chorus sang patriotic songs. Students and veterans beautifully interacted, asking questions and hearing the veterans share their overseas experience and journey in the military. Students left the celebration with a lot to discuss with peers and family members. This gathering made a huge difference in the lives of these young students.
The Silver Lake Middle School is grateful for this beautiful get together event. We are here freely celebrating because of the veterans’ unconditional love and service to our beloved country.