HONORARY VETERANS PROGRAMMING
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. 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.
Veterans' Flag Ceremony Bios - Click 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 HOCHUL DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF TO HONOR FALLEN NYPD OFFICERS RIVERA AND MORA
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Jan. 28 in honor of fallen New York Police Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Jan. 28, the day of Officer Rivera's funeral service, and returned to full-staff at sunset on Feb. 2, following Officer Mora's funeral service.