Kenilworth Public Schools Commemorate Veterans Day

(above) Kenilworth students meet with Commander of VFW Post 2230, Robert E. Jeans Sr., and other local veterans at Harding Elementary School after presenting them with thank-you cards.

Commemoration of Veterans Day

Kenilworth Public Schools

For Kenilworth Public Schools, commemorating Veterans Day is an active duty.

This year at Harding Elementary School in Kenilworth, NJ, students created thank-you cards and presented them to veterans. Dozens of flags were placed around school grounds to honor service members in time for Veterans Day and Superintendent of Schools, Kyle Arlington, was among the speakers at the Kenilworth Veterans Center’s holiday program on November 11th.

“We welcome any opportunity for our students to work with veterans,” Arlington said in his remarks. “Young people can learn great lessons from their example of service and selflessness.”

Around 100 people attended the Veterans Center event, which was cosponsored by VFW Post 2230 and American Legion Post 470. The turnout was higher than usual, noted Robert E. Jeans Sr., Commander of Post 2230.

Jeans led the VFW presentation, but Ed Sudnick, American Legion Post 470 1st Vice Commander, and Jerry Dobbins, Kenilworth Veterans Center President, also spoke.

Further, community leaders, including Mayor Linda Karlovitch and Police Chief Fred Soos, joined Arlington in making remarks.

“Kenilworth Public Schools is proud of our veterans. And we are proud of the way our students honor veterans,” Arlington said.

Arlington mentioned a recent example of student support for Kenilworth veterans. Last year, students in the Practical Arts class at David Brearley Middle-High School designed a nonprofit clothing line called Be Nice Co. to benefit local charities. The students and their teacher decided to give the first round of proceeds to the Kenilworth VFW.

“Kenilworth Public Schools will continue to contribute to veterans in the community,” Arlington said.

“Veterans embody the community spirit that is so important here in our small town.”

Photo by Kenilworth Public Schools

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