Operation Gratitude at Fifth Avenue Elementary

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In order to teach children the importance of the U.S. Military, students at Fifth Avenue Elementary School participated in Operation Gratitude. Students wrote letters to veterans, thanking them for their service, and shared a little bit about themselves in hopes of a reply.  

“It felt good to write these letters and to thank them for protecting our country,” said Abigail, a third grader from Ms. Michele Maldari’s class. “It must be hard for them to be away from their families.”

Along with letter writing, students also collected nonperishables for a food drive for vets in need, and created some crafts to send them as gifts.