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Veterans Appreciation Day At Saxe

Saxe Middle School students will participate in the Eleventh Annual Veterans Appreciation Day. Veterans will be speaking to students throughout the day. Grade five and six students will meet in smaller venues to hear veterans share their stories. Whereas, grade seven students will hear Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, who served as a member of an infantry company from 1987-1995, speak in an assembly style format in the Saxe auditorium. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and his unit was one of the first units to enter Kuwait City. NCPD Officer Christopher Dewey, who served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2012, will be speaking to eighth graders.  Furthermore, veterans will be honored by the music department as a team of students will be performing a welcoming medley of patriotic songs in the front lobby.

All Saxe students will be able to make thank you cards that will be delivered to the West Haven Veterans Hospital and the New Canaan Veteran Homebound Human Services Division. Students will serve as escorts for the visiting veterans. This Veterans Day at Saxe Middle will be a day to remember because all of the students will have an opportunity to hear history first hand from our visiting veterans. This is a day for the Saxe Learning Community to take the time to honor those heroes who have sacrificed so much for the United States.

In honor of our visiting Veterans, we would like to encourage all students and staff to wear Red, White and Blue on Monday. We look forward to welcoming our guests for Veterans Day.