Chamberlain Street School Welcomes Rochester Veterans

Rochester Public Schools
Kyle Repucci, Superintendent
31 Wakefield St.
Rochester, NH 03867


Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 617-993-0003
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Chamberlain Street School Welcomes Rochester Veterans

At the conclusion of Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony, students lined up to shake the hands of all the veterans who attended. (Courtesy Photo Chamberlain Street School)

ROCHESTER — Students and staff at Rochester’s Chamberlain Street School had a unique opportunity to share a morning with local veterans at the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration last week.

On Friday, Nov. 8, members of the school community shared breakfast with veterans from the area, then hosted them for a special ceremony to thank them for their service to the nation.

During the breakfast, students had a chance to speak directly with the veterans in attendance and learn more about their military service, which spanned across eras — from Vietnam to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At the ceremony, the school’s chorus performed a special song honoring veterans. Then, the school’s entire student body lined up to individually shake the hands of the veterans who visited and thank them face to face.

“This is one of the best things we do each year at Chamberlain,” Principal Mark Campbell said. “It’s important for our students to take the time to show their gratitude and pay their respects for our country’s real heroes.”

The students were joined by 35 veterans, approximately 2/3 of whom are related to students or staff.