Rockland County Legislator Ed Day will be the keynote speaker at Laurel Plains Elementary School’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony which will be held at the school, 14 Teakwood Lane, New City, on Friday, May 25th, commencing at 8:45 AM.
“I could not be more proud than to be asked to share some thoughts on the true meaning of Memorial Day and why we should commemorate it. The fact that there will be an opportunity to convey that meaning to our children just makes it that much more special to me,” said Legislator Day.
Legislator Day is a proud military family member, with his eldest son Christopher being a former U.S. Army Captain and veteran of two combat tours overseas. His youngest son Michael is presently serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces, stationed at Fort. Bragg.
Legislator Day also has a long and continuing history of involvement in the schools and youth initiatives. He was active in PTA and is a recipient of the PTA Life Achievement Award. A PTA pilot project he created for Little Tor Elementary school in 1994 became the basis for the present day Clarkstown Abduction Prevention curriculum taught in the elementary schools. He routinely participates in school activities such as Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) and health and safety fairs, such as the one held at Laurel Plains on May 11th.“I am looking forward to this very special day, and kudos to the school principal, Ms. Carol Pilla, and the staff of Laurel Plains for keeping the knowledge of the sacrifice so many made for our freedoms current in the hearts and minds of our young people,” concluded Legislator Day.