Our Lady of Fatima honors vets

In honor of Veterans Day, Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton carried on its tradition of observance and appreciation to veterans by holding two special events last month.

The first was the Home School Association’s third annual International Family Night on  Nov. 11, where school families were encouraged to prepare their favorite dishes representative of their respective nationalities.

The event featured culinary creations from 20 countries, and all attending veterans were honored and welcomed to the event free of charge.

The Home School Association donated the $1,000 event admission proceeds to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation to support the organization’s goal of providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

A Veterans Day assembly was also held at the school on  Nov. 10, featuring parent veterans Caroline Feeney and Noel McGuiness, who spoke about their experiences in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army National Guard, respectively.

The assembly also included a musical salute to the services with the middle school chorus performing a medley of armed forces service songs.