Veterans Inspire South Students

Veterans Inspire South Students photo

On Monday, May 21st a group of Vietnam Veterans visited South High to share their memories and experiences from the war. Students were enthralled by the wisdom and real history shared by these men. Especially poignant was the fact that three of the men are Valley Stream South H.S. alumni. Eric Spinner, Class of 1961, Pat Yngstrom Class of 1967 and Bob English Class of 1968. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to meet true heroes as well as a cathartic experience for the Vets to share their stories. As Memorial Day approaches - we must never forget that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. Throughout the year students collected goods to support homeless veterans during the annual Veteran's Stand Down.