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2014-09-10 / Education

Community ‘heroes’ to speak at Hoover Elementary Thursday

Hoover Elementary will again host its annual “Sing for America/ Read with a Hero Day” on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the school, 199 Thorncliff Road.

The assembly starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Hoover Complex Auditorium. The event will begin with singing patriotic songs and will be followed with a presentation of the events of Sept. 11. There will be a tribute to the military and heroes in the Ken-Ton community.

After the assembly, the event’s guests will read to groups of students and talk about what they do for the country and community.

The guest speakers include Anthony Caruana, supervisor of the Town of Tonawanda, a former educator in the Depew School District and a retired Army brigadier general. Also speaking will be Capt. Matthew Ryan, who is with the Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade and an educator in the Buffalo Public School District.

Other speakers are Jerry Uschold, assistant chief of police with the Tonawanda Police Department; Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Nichols; and Air Force Sgt. Keith Hartloff, superintendent of the Explosive Ordnance Division.

Linda Gianturco, Hoover Elementary reading specialist and coordinator of the event, said the children learn about the many heroes who live among them.

“We are thankful for the many honorees who take time from their important work to be with us on this special day,” she said.

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