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Messages From the Heart at East Lake

After learning about the art of letter writing, second graders in Meggin Hall’s class at East Lake Elementary School put their new skills into practice. They did so by writing letters to the men and women who have served in the United States military.

Ms. Hall’s students made cards for the Valentines for Veterans program, an annual tradition at East Lake. The children were eager to show their appreciation for veterans by writing personalized messages. They thanked veterans for their service, sacrifice and commitment to their country.

The heart shaped cards featured a colorful stars-and-stripes image on the front and their handwritten letters on the back. Students also included a poem. The cards were sent to the office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran to be distributed to veterans.