veterans honored at Poquonock school 2023

For Veterans Day, our schools went beyond the ordinary, turning what would have been a day off into a day of meaningful connection and learning. While students across the nation typically enjoy a day of leisure, our halls were buzzing with activity as current and retired service men and women shared their experiences with our students.

A student from Poquonock Elementary leads the pledge of allegiance in front of the students, faculty, families, and special guest service men and women. 

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the inspiring Veterans Day assembly at our high school, where a diverse panel of speakers captivated the audience with poignant stories of service. The gospel choir and band added a melodic touch, delivering moving musical tributes that echoed the profound gratitude we all feel for our veterans.

Veterans including our very own Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Terrell Hill, speak on a special curated panel at Windsor High School. 

Windsor High School band, directed by Mr. Brandon Monroe perform at the high school assembly. 

But the celebration didn't stop there. Our middle school and elementary schools joined in the festivities, hosting events that brought generations together. In the elementary schools, veterans took center stage as they visited classrooms to read and engage with our youngest learners. Meanwhile, the middle school orchestrated unique activities that allowed students to connect and learn from those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country.

Mrs. Jorgensen welcomes Veterans and students to one of Sage Park's Veterans Day Celebrations. 

Education played a vital role in the day's events, with students gaining valuable insights into the sacrifices made by veterans. By forgoing a day off, our students had the opportunity to engage directly with the real stories and experiences that have shaped our nation.

Veterans gathered in the Family Resource Centers across the district to enjoy refreshments before heading to K-5 classrooms to share experiences and read stories to our students. FRC Beth Abbott poses alongside veterans at Poquonock. 

To all veterans, we extend a heartfelt thank you for your unwavering service. Your commitment has not only safeguarded our freedoms but has also become an integral part of our shared history. On this Veterans Day, we celebrate, educate, and express our deepest gratitude to the men and women who have selflessly served our nation.

Our Windsor High School Jr. ROTC visit one of our elementary schools.