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Bronxville School Pays Tribute to Fallen Veterans

Bronxville School administrators, students, residents, veterans, elected officials and Boy and Girl Scouts gathered on the school’s front lawn on May 27 to remember and honor all fallen soldiers who died defending our country.

As the community gathered, the Bronxville High School Band, augmented by alumni and friends, played several military marches. Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Quattrone provided the welcoming remarks, thanked the veterans in attendance for their service and encouraged members of the community to remember those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Members of the Scouts, who included Willem Bender, Evelyn Braketselos, Thomas DiGaetano, Ruthanne Haims, Sophia McCarthy, Sarah Modesitt, Katherine O’Hare, John Rizzo, Hayes Romley, Jaimee Valdes and Albert Van Ness, placed wreaths at the foot of the flagpole before the flag was lowered to half-mast and Charles Bogatyrenko and Samantha Huss performed Taps.

As part of the ceremony, Bronxville High School Principal Ann Meyer recognized two students with awards. Delfina Maldonado received the Women's Service Memorial Award for displaying outstanding character, persistence and willingness to serve her class, school and community. Griffin Gardarini was awarded the Thomas Hodgson Memorial Award for being unselfish, setting an outstanding example to other students and willing to serve his class, school and community.

Students sang along to “America the Beautiful,” which was led by music teacher Marina Brown, while President of the Student Faculty Legislature Natalia Kaminski and middle school representative Timothy Murray provided the opening and closing remarks at the ceremony.

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