NEW WINDSOR - Students, staff, and parents at Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School hosted the 12th Annual Veterans’ Breakfast on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The annual event honored local veterans, recognizing them for their dedication to freedom and our country, while serving in the military. The breakfast provided students with the opportunity to meet and talk with local veterans in their own community.
Students in Mario Acosta’s class acted as hosts for the event as they greeted and dined with the veterans.
"Words cannot express how happy I am with the success of this year’s Veterans’ Breakfast. I wish to offer my sincere thanks to everyone involved who made this a real shining moment for us here at Vails Gate School. Our students were a big part of the reason for the huge welcome for our veterans. They were eager and willing to show their enthusiasm for the great job our veterans have done. Honoring the veterans from our community at large is a priority here at our school," explained Acosta. Acosta was in the New York State Guard from 2002 until 2005.
Students performed, helped serve food, and following the breakfast Vails Gate students and staff lined the hallways for a small parade to express their gratitude and appreciation to the veterans.