A Million Thanks

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Fourth and fifth-grade students in the 21st Century Scholars program at Kramer Lane Elementary School participated in a letter-writing activity by sending messages of thanks to those in the military.

Under the direction of librarian Andrea Swicord and fourth-grade teacher Sara Dionne, the students used the library’s SMART Board to log on to A Million Thanks, an organization whose goal is to send messages of appreciation to those in the military, both past and present.

The students viewed samples of letters that students from other areas had sent to soldiers and veterans, and then created their own letters of appreciation with individualized messages and artwork.

“I think it’s nice that we are doing this because they do so much for us, and it makes me feel good to do something for them,” stated student Taylor Galgano. “Soldiers are risking their lives to keep us safe. This is our way of saying thank you,” added student Jack Kemperle.

Newsday’s FutureCorps Community Affairs Coordinator Elizabeth Dysart and NEFCU Branch Manager Nancy Duffett attended the activity.