Levittown students in Mrs. Ungar's fifth-grade class at Northside Elementary School, (l-r) Mariah Nessim, James Bruszewski, and Victoria Liu, displayed their cards during the Valentines for Veterans activity.
Students at Northside Elementary School enjoyed participating in the Valentines for Vets program, initiated by Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta. For this school-wide project, the students created hundreds of decorative cards and learned the satisfaction that comes from doing something special for others.
The youngsters included kind words of support and poems of pride in their cards, which they decorated with doilies, paper hearts, stickers and confetti. The cards were then distributed to hospitalized veterans throughout Nassau County, which has one of the largest populations of veterans in the United States.