FDR High School will be reded­i­cated Oct. 14

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

STAATSBURG » Gen­er­a­tions will gather to cel­e­brate 50 years of ed­u­ca­tion and to reded­i­cate the Franklin D. Roo­sevelt High School at 3:30 p.m. on Fri­day, Oct. 14 .

The fes­tiv­i­ties will kick off the 50th class re­union week­end for the first grad­u­ates of the school at 156 South Cross Road. The event is open to the pub­lic.

The class will be re­lay­ing the cor­ner­stone after a new time cap­sule is se­cured.

The orig­i­nal high school build­ing, built on Hav­i­land Road, was ded­i­cated by Pres­i­dent Franklin De­lano Roo­sevelt in 1940. It now serves as Hav­i­land Mid­dle School.

Guests and speak­ers will in­clude U.S. Rep. Chris Gib­son, R-Kin­der­hook, and David Roo­sevelt, grand­son of Franklin De­lano and Eleanor Roo­sevelt.

Roo­sevelt was in­stru­men­tal in the de­sign and build­ing of the orig­i­nal high school. He said at the time, “We have faith in ed­u­ca­tion as the foun­da­tion of demo­cratic govern­ment.”

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