Valentines for Veterans

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On Feb. 12, fifth grade students from Bellerose Avenue participated in Valentines for Veterans at the VA Hospital. Each year, fifth-graders visit to honor the vets and share cards that were hand-crafted by the entire Bellerose Student body. The students performed patriotic and winter-themed songs for the veterans under the direction of music teacher Kristie Collura. In addition, they handed out the valentines and spoke with many of the vets.

Representative Tom Suozzi attended the event. Suozzi addressed the students and the veterans, and helped the students to understand the selfless contributions of the veterans, and the importance of paying homage to their service.

The veterans were touched by the children’s performance and the sentiments expressed in the cards.

“Watching the interaction between the children and the veterans was the highlight of the day,” said Principal Lori Beekman. “The students were so incredibly sweet to every veteran they encountered.”