Kindergartners Thank Local Veterans

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As part of the ONE CUB Kindness Initiative, all four Pequenakonck Elementary School kindergarten classes gathered in the cafeteria on Nov. 7 to learn about the country’s brave veterans and the importance of thanking them as Veterans Day approached.

Students listened to the story “Hero Dad” and created and decorated 3-D stars bearing messages of thanks. The stars were delivered to veterans at the Burke Rehabilitation and Outpatient Clinic in Somers, the Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility in Purdys and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. Stars were gifted to veterans working right in the North Salem Central School District, as well. The kindergartners also made star necklaces with a shiny penny in the middle to wear on Veterans Day or to give to a relative who is a veteran.

Kindergartners are learning that kindness makes a positive difference in our world — ONE CUB at a time!