Number of Participants: 19
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $161
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 11, 2020
Carle Place, NY
Carle Place’s Cherry Lane Elementary School students participated in Nassau County’s tradition of Valentines for Veterans, as a way to say thank you for their sacrifices.
Every year, thousands of valentines are collected from children and distributed to veterans in local hospitals and nursing homes.
Cherry Lane teachers took the time to teach students about the importance of respecting veterans and thanking them for the sacrifices they have made.
In return, all students who participated received a certificate from Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. This experience has been rewarding for both those giving and receiving.
Photo caption: Students from Cherry Lane crafted valentine’s artwork for local veterans as part of Nassau County’s tradition of Valentines for Veterans initiative.
Photo courtesy of the Carle Place School District