Northport Choral Directors Honored for Service
The Northport-East Northport Fine and Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce that Northport High School Choral Directors Ellen McCarthy and Nicholas Hart were inducted into the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor on Feb. 5, 2017 at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Little White Chapel. Both were selected based on their efforts in bettering the community.
The Northport VAMC has been selecting members into this Legion of Honor for 32 of the last 34 years. The basis of the Chapel of Four Chaplains and the Legion of Honor dates back to when Harry Truman was president of the United States and was present at the first opening of the Chapel of Four Chaplains in Philadelphia. The Chapel created the Legion of Honor to recognize those who through selfless acts make communities better.
“Words cannot fully convey what my heart feels about Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Hart and the wonderful contributions they and their enormously talented Northport High School Tour Choir members have made toward the healing, happiness and tribute of countless veterans,” said Northport VA Public Affairs Officer Joseph Sledge.
The district is proud to have both McCarthy and Hart as part of the Northport-East Northport family.
“Congratulations to Ms. Ellen McCarthy and Mr. Nicholas Hart for receiving this distinction this year as, over the years, they have tirelessly dedicated their love of music making with their student groups to perform for our veterans,” said Director of Fine and Performing Arts Izzet Mergen.
Photo Above: Northport High School choral directors Ellen McCarthy and Nicholas Hart were inducted into the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor on Feb. 5, 2017 for their work with the Northport VA Medical Center over the years.
Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport School District