Eastchester High School welcomed three Vietnam Veterans to
speak with students about the significance of Pearl Harbor and share accounts
of the local men and women who served during World War II.
Vietnam Veterans Vito Pinto, Mike Fix and Bob Foster showed the students photographs and news clips from December 7, 1941. They learned about the history leading up to the attack and the resilience of the country in the days and months that followed.
“We are not here to glorify war or spread malice,” said Pinto. “It is important to remember the men and women who made sacrifices, respect them and their families for their service and reflect on where we would be today without the Greatest Generation.”
The three veterans represent all three branches of the armed forces: Pinto served in the Navy, Fix in the Army and Foster in the Air Force.