From veteran Mr. Al Davis to Mr. Nunez, Riverdale is extraordinarily grateful for the soldiers in its community, who have contributed significantly to this school and country. Veteran’s Day is an opportunity for citizens to honor and express their gratitude for the military veterans and the sacrifices they make to protect this country. Riverdale can cherish and take pride in the heroism of the people who put their life on the line so that other Americans can live freely. The Riverdale community is fortunate to celebrate this day of esteem with the some of America’s heroes in its midst. Specifically, students and faculty can simply go up to Mr. Nunez and Mr. Davis say thank you. This holiday is not only for the commemoration of soldiers but a community, like Riverdale, that emulates a soldier’s goal to protect good. Veteran’s Day is a reminder that the idea of gratitude and compensation can be pursued in numerous ways, like serving in the military or becoming a respectful, compassionate person to shape a supportive, diverse community.
As expressed by numerous members of the Riverdale community, the Veteran’s Day assembly was one they will remember forever. Mr. Nunez served in the military as an Aircraft technician working on Electrical and Environmental Systems and with the Air Force Reserve and Active Duty units. He has also served as a Cyberwarfare operator in the New Jersey Air National Guard. Riverdale was captivated by each story and lesson Mr. Nunez described in his uniform with detailed patches filled with memories. Through tales of his blunders and difficulties, Mr. Nunez highlighted on the importance of attention to detail and discipline. The tumultuous applaud for Mr. Nunez and the numerous people that shook Mr. Nunez’s hands was enough for people to conclude that every person was touched and eager to give back. This year, Riverdale’s Veteran’s Day celebration was one of the most valuable moments for this community, and almost all students and faculty cannot wait to appreciate its veterans again.