Thanking Heroes

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In preparation to their upcoming field trip to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan, the students enrolled at ESBOCES Regional Alternative High School at Connetquot High School received a special visit from John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, and fellow first responder James Palmer for an assembly on the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Both Mr. Feal and Mr. Palmer spoke with great passion about the events that transpired following Sept. 11, 2001 and their commitment to help make a difference for the survivors. As a result of John Feal’s efforts through the FealGood Foundation, federal and state legislation has been passed to provide health care and compensation to first responders who worked on the site, and their families.
The students along with their principal Louise Burger, who is also the district director of mathematics, also participated in a question and answer session with the visitors.