Vets honored at Islip school's Flag Day

Students and faculty paid tribute to veterans during their Flag Day celebration Friday at Commack Road Elementary School in Islip. Among those honored was Alfred

Students and faculty paid tribute to veterans during their Flag Day celebration Friday at Commack Road Elementary School in Islip.

Students and faculty paid tribute to veterans during their Flag Day celebration Friday at Commack Road Elementary School in Islip. (6/12/15)

ISLIP - Students and faculty paid tribute to veterans during their Flag Day celebration Friday at Commack Road Elementary School in Islip.

Among those honored was Alfred DiGiamoco, a 95-year-old Army Air Force veteran who designed the school when it was built 50 years ago.

His daughter, Kathleen Shanahan, is a teacher at the school.

School officials say it's important for the children to remember the men and women who fought to preserve freedom in the United States.

"It's a good country, because we have freedom and many countries don't have that," says student Mia Byrnes.

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