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HAMPTON BAYS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

The Hampton Bays Public Schools honors the commitment of those in our armed services that defend our nation.  Throughout the year, numerous programs and ceremonies take place that recognize both active service members and veterans and key moments in our history, such as September 11 and Pearl Harbor Day.  Our commitment to teaching students the values of democracy and civic engagement begin in pre-kindergarten and go through a student’s graduation.

Veteran Flag Ceremony
Since 2011, the Hampton Bays Public Schools have gathered monthly to recognize a veteran as a symbol of our local heroes.  In partnership with the American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924, a flag is presented to a veteran in his or her honor and then flown at the Veterans Flag Pole at Hampton Bays Elementary School.  The flag flies for the entire month and then, at the following month’s ceremony, is presented to the veteran and a new veteran is honored, thus beginning the process all over again.  Please visit our school calendar for the dates of our ceremonies by clicking here.

To read about our honored veterans dating back to November 2011, please click here.

To honor a veteran, please submit an application by clicking here.


THE FLAG FLIES AT HALF-MAST

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

IN HONOR OF CONGRESSMAN ELIJAH CUMMINGS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Congressman Elijah Cummings from October 18 until interment. 

"Congressman Cummings was the real deal: He was passionate and eloquent, accomplishing so much in Washington," Governor Cuomo said. "I am thankful to have seen his energy in action during our time together in Washington. We lost him too soon, but his memory and contributions to our great country and the State of Maryland will be forever remembered."

Please click here for a historical look at when the American flag was previously flown at half-mast