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February 14, 2013

Elementary students show love to veterans

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Danielle told the Press-Republican in an email how the veterans at her hospital love to receive the valentines and enjoy the creativity the students put into them.

“They are touched by their heartfelt wishes expressed in the letters that accompany them,” Danielle said. “It is great to see that the students are doing something to give back to those who have fought for our country’s freedom.”

Along with making a difference in the lives of the hospital’s patients, the project has brought new awareness of veterans to fifth-graders at Oak Street School.

“I learned how hard it must be to become a veteran and go over the seas,” said Gareth Mansfield.

“I feel like I know a lot more about veterans, like some of them were really young,” added Tyrese Simard-Dandrow.

And Teagan Benjamin noted the sense of pride she now feels toward those who have served.

“I’m pretty proud of them for not being a scaredy cat and actually going to war and fighting for our freedom,” Teagan said.

Email Ashleigh Livingston: alivingston@pressrepublican.com

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