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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 ON ALL STATE BUILDINGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF  FOR FALLEN TROOPER 

"I am devastated by the news of the passing of New York State Police Trooper James J. Monda, an 18-year veteran of the Division who died in the line of duty while on marine detail on the Great Sacandaga Lake Sunday. Our Troopers serve and protect the citizens of the State and when we lose a member, we lose a piece of the community.  I extend prayers and condolences from all New Yorkers to the family, fiancee and friends of Trooper Monda.  I am directing that flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow [August 25, 2021] through interment on Monday [August 30, 2021] in honor of Trooper Monda.  We will never forget his dedicated service to our safety and our State"