On December 12, 2019, Dr. Maya Angelou P.S. 20 participated in Wreaths across America. The theme for 2019 was Everyone Plays a Part. Mr. Ileya and the P.S. 20 Blue Dolphin school community participated in a ceremony to honor veterans who sacrificed so much for our country. Performances were made by the school choir along with several presentations that culminated with the Recessional for Wreath Send-Off.
"WAA is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms, and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. The organization offers learning tools, interactive media projects, and opportunities for youth groups to participate in the events. They also work to create opportunities to connect “the Greatest Generation” with the “Generation of Hope”, passing on inspirational stories from World War II veterans to the leaders of the future."