Patriot’s Day at Frank P. Long

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As part of the Frank P. Long Intermediate School’s Patriot Day Activities the students in Mr. McGovern’s 4th grade class read 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy. This picture book tells the story of a remote Kenyan village helping the United States in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in a way that was most precious to them, by sending their cows as an act of kindness. After reading the story, the students brainstormed acts of kindness they could perform to honor the victims and people who helped out on September 11th.  The class decided to thank and honor their local heroes who help make their community a better and safer place to live.  Letters of appreciation and home baked goodies were hand delivered by the boys and girls to the South Country Ambulance, Hagerman Fire Department, Bellport Fire Department, Brookhaven Fire Department, Suffolk County Police Department - Fifth Precinct, and the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.