OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Long Island students got a history lesson from working tanks on Friday. It’s an effort to give context to the war in Ukraine through the lens of the past.
CBS2’s Steve Overmyer spoke with students who found a connection between history and the headlines.
Conflict on TV may seem distant. But up close, it’s more personal.
“I was terrified. I wasn’t even ready for the explosion … I flinched,” said Kevin Nunez, an 8th grader at Brentwood South.
“The first time … I actually felt like my heart just jumped … and the second time, it was louder than I actually thought,” 8th grader Matthew Hernandez said.
More than 400 Long Island students took a field …