Hometown Heroes Honored

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The Riverhead Central School District paid tribute to two Hometown Heroes at its regular board meeting on Jan. 22. 

The first honoree was PFC Garfield Langhorn. In remembering this hero, the Riverhead High School ROTC displayed a color guard in his honor and ROTC Captain Matthew Loughlin read a moving piece about the gallantry displayed by Langhorn during the Vietnam War. For his heroism, Langhorn was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. 

Riverhead High School student Taliyah Moore, who has overcome adversity and recently earned a Transformative Educational Development Services AABLE Award, was also recognized. Moore volunteers at her local church, where she is involved in two choirs, and is a junior volunteer for Riverhead’s Butterfly Effect Project. The Riverhead CSD Board of Education presented her with a certificate of recognition for her hard work.