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Long Island teacher writes children's book about veterans
Christopher SanFilippo dreams of joining the military when he grows up. So he was thrilled to meet veteran Manny Jimenez face-to-face at Birch Lane Elementary School in Massapequa Park last November.
“I couldn’t believe he was in the classroom,” said SanFilippo, 9, now a fourth-grader. “He's a big hero to me because he fought for our country and he survived a war.”