Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: March 2, 2021
Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School both participated in Valentines for Veterans initiatives earlier this month. Students created valentines and a video for local veterans as a way to bring them cheer and show appreciation.
Students at both schools wrote letters and decorated cards thanking the veterans for their service. Those at Lincoln Orens were recorded reading their messages and displaying their artwork, and the segments were compiled and shared with the recipients through the Town of Hempstead’s program. Hegarty’s valentines were picked up by representatives from the Nassau County Executive’s office and delivered just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Photo Caption: Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School students received certificates for their Valentines for Veterans participation.
Photo Courtesy of Island Park Public Schools