Northwest Students Show Love for Veterans

Northwest Students Show Love for Veterans

More than 400 veterans will have a happy Valentine’s Day, thanks to students at Northwest Elementary School. New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre recently picked up a box of cards created by children for the Valentines for Veterans program.

First- through third-graders wrote custom messages for veterans to thank them for their service to the United States. The assemblywoman noted how important it was for them to share love and kind words with people they don’t even know.

During her visit, Ms. Jean-Pierre read “Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood” to Olimpia Karounos’ second-grade class. She was joined by Navy veteran Charlie Martin, commander of the Amityville American Legion, who held a question and answer session with students about his military service.