Students say thank you to American Heroes
3, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY
Bicentennial Elementary School students proudly displayed
the cards they made for the Valentines for Veterans Program.
The Valentines for Veterans program provides schools,
families and individuals in the Hudson Valley with the
opportunity to send Valentine’s Day greetings to veterans
who served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The cards
will be delivered to veterans at the VA Hudson Valley Health
Care Facility at Castle Point.
This initiative began when staff at HBE learned about this
program from an article in the January 16th edition of the
Times Herald Record. The Valentines for Veterans program was
a natural fit within HBE’s Character Education Committee’s
plans. A main component of the plan is called “7 Habits”,
developed by educational expert Stephen Covey. For February
the focus is “Think Win-Win”. Valentines for Veterans blends
perfectly into this successful habit.
Kindergarten students and those in Ms. Dillon’s fifth grade
class were the first to make these Valentines. Soon students
from other classes throughout HBE took time during their
lunches to make these heartwarming gifts.
The student Valentines are being sent to U.S. Congressman
Sean Patrick Maloney who plans to deliver them in-person to
“It is perhaps most rewarding to meet and visit our veterans
– bringing with me handmade cards from hundreds of their
neighbors thanking them for their service,” said Rep.
Maloney, son of a Navy veteran. “Valentines for Our
Veterans” is a great opportunity to make that connection and
show our support for those who sacrificed to keep us safe –
I hope everyone will consider participating.”
For more information on this program, see flyer below or
Valentines for Veterans