Local veterans with ties to the school are celebrated

Elementary School Salute Its Heroes




Third graders at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District learned about the service and sacrifices of American heroes during a visit from local veterans on Friday, November 8.

The visit was for the school’s annual “Salute to Heroes” event, during which local veterans with ties to the school share their military experiences with students and answer their questions. This year’s visitors included Roanoke Avenue crossing guard Brian Mooney, a 20-year veteran who served as an Army sergeant first class during the Vietnam War, served in Germany, Korea, and Eastern Europe during the Cold War era, and served in the National Guard.