Visit from Vietnam Veterans

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East Meadow High School juniors received a special visit from members of the Vietnam War Veterans Association of Long Island where students learned about the Veterans’ experiences during the war.

The veterans discussed hardships of the war, including serving overseas in extreme weather conditions, delay of information regarding life in the United States and surviving guerilla warfare. Providing a firsthand look at the war, the veterans circulated authentic materials used by soldiers such as helmets, vests, books, photo albums and enemy equipment.

Following the presentation, the students participated in a Q&A session with the veterans and expressed their gratitude to them for serving our country and devoting their lives to protecting our freedoms.