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Longfellow Students Give Sweet Thanks to Veterans

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Longfellow Students Give Sweet Thanks to Veterans
Posted on 11/12/2014

In honor of the Veterans Day holiday this week, Longfellow Elementary School students presented local veterans with cards and cookies that were decorated red, white and blue.

On Monday, Nov. 10, second graders in teacher Jena Kerns’ class partnered with their fourth-grade book buddies in teacher Megan Markgren's class to decorate patriotically themed cookies and create cards for the U.S. Veterans Center, right across the street on Stevens Avenue.

“Students thanked the veterans for their service and took pride in honoring the special people who put their lives on the line to protect their country,” said Melissa Riley, the school’s community coordinator. “The cookies and cards were well received and extremely appreciated by the veterans. The students left with a sense of pride and a better understanding of why school was closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11.”