Spreading Love for Valentine’s Day

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Ann MacArthur Primary School students created handmade Valentine’s Day cards for veterans. Complete with personal messages and decorated with cheerful pictures, the cards are meant to bring cheer to those who have served our country.

The cards were delivered to veterans at American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, as well as to hospitals and nursing homes in the area. 

Dr. Sophia Gary, Principal of Locust Valley Elementary School, said the project benefits both the veterans and the students.

“This is a wonderful way to let our veterans know that their service is not forgotten,” she said, adding that in turn, the students learn to show gratitude to others for their good deeds. 

The project reinforced the school’s focus on bucket filling, which is the practice of saying and doing things that make others feel good.