For the 20th year, Maple Point Middle School recognized the area’s veterans.
The school put together a pre-taped ceremony due to COVID-19. It featured principal Andy Sokol, Middletown Township Supervisors Chairman Tom Tosti, State Rep. Frank Farry, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, former Congressman and Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Patrick Murphy, Maple Point teachers Carol Foley and Anne Schmidt, and student speakers Jaela Johnson, Nirmay Vashi, and Riley Adamoyurka.
“Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who served our nation through the greatest acts of sacrifice that anyone could offer,” Fitzpatrick said.
Schmidt, who has a number of veterans in her family, founded the middle school’s Veterans Day ceremony. She teaches social studies.
“We want to assure all veterans that over the past year despite our virtual learning environment, our school has strengthened our relationship with our veteran community,” she said.
Schmidt was recognized for her efforts to pay tribute to veterans. Over the years, about 1,000 local veterans have been honored through the school’s annual ceremony.
On Tuesday, Maple Point Middle School held a drive-thru parade to honor veterans in-person.
Cars streamed past students and teachers who were waving American flags and honoring the veterans.