Veterans Day at Kreamer Street

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To commemorate Veterans Day, and in conjunction with the social studies curriculum, third grade students at Kreamer Street created cards and letters for residents of the Long Island Veterans Home in Stony Brook, NY.  The students learned about the brave actions of these individuals and the sacrifices they made during their military service.  The students wanted the Veterans to know that they have not been forgotten.

In addition, students in Ms. Leonardi, Ms. Bartkewicz and Mrs. Volk’s third grade classes recently collected items for a care package and sent it to members of our military who are currently deployed overseas.  The students and their families collected snacks, games, writing paper, toiletries, and many other items to help our troops know that we appreciate all that they do to keep us safe.  Some students even enclosed personalized notes to the service members.  After everything was gathered and collected, a package weighing 30 lbs. was sent to members of the United States Marine Corps 6th Communication Battalion.  They are based out of Brooklyn and are currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Below is a photo of Ms. Leonardi being presented with certificates of appreciation from the National Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.  The veteran who presented it also took time to answer many questions the students had