The Veterans Day Breakfast at Schenevus Central School today brought a mix of returning veterans and some new faces.
About 30 veterans, including seven from the Vietnam War, attended the breakfast, which is in its 14th year.
While they ate, the veterans listened to musical selections by the a capella choir and high school band
The men and women, who have served all over the world, were treated to musical selections from the Acapella Choir and the high school band. They also had the opportunity to view a “thank you” wall modeled after the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The fourth-grade students who hosted the breakfast helped the veterans use pins to plot where they served on a world map.
“It was very nice,” said veteran Mike Schneider, who came to the event for the first time.
George Ost, an Iraq war veterans, said the breakfast demonstrates the strong values of the Schenevus school community and its connections to the Schenevus area.
“I come every year. It keeps the history alive,” said Ost, after the breakfast. Ost was the guest speaker and during his speech he highlighted the challenges faced by the Vietnam War generation when they came home.
The Iroquois chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution co-organized the event.