Two U.S. Marines paid three visits to East Islip this past spring, meeting with numerous classrooms, teachers, students, and district administrators and staff. Sgt. Brian Gomez visited on March 30, while Sgt. Christopher Florea came to East Islip on April 4 and June 15.
“It was a surprise for the teachers and classes who have helped support our troops,” said teacher Rena Costello, who planned the events.