Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 14, 2020
NY 11558, USA
Students at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School in Island Park took a special approach to Valentine’s Day festivities with a tribute to the community’s veterans on Feb. 14. Veterans from American Legion Post 1029, many of whom are district alumni, visited the building and received a warm welcome in the library. They introduced themselves and discussed their roles as servicemen and servicewoman and were presented with handmade gifts from the students.
The children and adults then sat together at tables to construct Valentine’s Day cards that they filled with positive messages and illustrated with symbols of kindness and caring. The cards, created from craft supplies and other decorations, were distributed to other veterans on Long Island as a token of appreciation.
1: Students read poems and presented cards to local veterans on Valentine’s Day.
2: A grandfather and granddaughter enjoyed some quality time at Francis X. Hegarty’s Valentine’s for Veterans event.
3, 4: Hegarty students worked with veterans from the community to create special Valentine’s Day cards.
Photos courtesy of Island Park Public Schools