NHS Members Honor Veterans


Meghan Claar, Kelly Leamer and Selena Damiano, along with NHS adviser Sally Padula, recently completed community service by placing flags on the graves of veterans at a local cemetery.

National Honor Society members completed community service work recently by placing American flags on the graves of deceased veterans at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Adviser Mrs. Sally Padula, along with NHS members Meghan Claar, Selena Damiano and Kelly Leamer, placed apporximately 100 flags on the graves of veterans.  The veterans had fought in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, and were from all branches of the service.

“Originally, it was going to be a cemetery clean-up project,” Mrs. Padula said.  “We showed up and there were members of the local VFW handing out bundles of flags.  We went up and down the sections looking for the flag holders marking veterans graves.”

The NHS volunteers also found the oldest tombstone date and the veteran that was the oldest.

The oldest tombstone date was 1821.  The oldest veteran was 110 years old.