On our fourth day, Team 1 had walked long and far—some 40 minutes from the Stony Brook East Side Dining Hall to the Long Island State Veterans Home—to cover a special story. We traveled through grass, road sides and buildings, all with equipment in hand. Though tiring, we were enlightened by the stories and memories told by people at the home.
Once inside, we met 90-year-old Sheldon Polan, a World War II army veteran. We are currently producing a package about how he returns to the nursing home each year to provide eye care to other veterans at the home.