Third-graders at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead Central School District learned about the service and sacrifices of American heroes during a visit from local veterans on Nov. 8.
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School
Local veterans visited third-grade students at Roanoke Avenue School to give them some firsthand lessons about being in the military.
Remembering the armistice and honoring veterans: Ceremonies held in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery
“If you love freedom and liberty, thank one of our 21 million American men and women who swore with their lives to protect it. Veterans day is our time to salute them all.”
With 300 native sons fighting in Europe, Riverhead celebrated the armistice with parades, parties and prayers
When word came on Nov. 11, 1918 that a truce was signed ending of "the war to end all wars," great jubilation erupted in Riverhead, where residents, in less than a week, organized a huge celebration — including two parades and a rally.
Photos: Riverhead honored its veterans today at the War Memorial on West Main Street, with a wreath-laying ceremony coordinated by the Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee.
The family of deceased Vietnam veteran Willie Riley of Riverhead received his long-lost Purple Heart Medal today during a ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery.
Since Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, schools and many — but not all — government offices and businesses are closed today in observance of the holiday.