Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 10, 2021
Valentine’s Day is about spreading love and students at Saw Mill Road Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District did just that by participating in the Valentines for Veterans program. The initiative was spearheaded by the student council.
Students throughout the school wrote cards for veterans with personalized messages of appreciation and gratitude. They also added drawings of hearts and American flags. The hundreds of completed cards were collected by the office of Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt to be distributed to veterans.
Before writing their cards, fourth graders in Suzanne Burnell’s class talked about veterans and the great sacrifices they made to serve their country. They discussed how writing a Valentine’s Day card is a small but meaningful act of kindness.
“We want everyone who serves their country feel loved,” Olivia Molinet said.
Photo caption: Fourth graders at Saw Mill Road Elementary School wrote thank-you cards to veterans as part of the schoolwide Valentines for Veterans initiative.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District