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Eastern Suffolk BOCES students at Sayville Academic Center created beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for the veterans that live at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. Principal Sue Peterson said, “We worked with the Therapeutic Recreation Department at the veterans’ home to find something our students could do to show the veterans we care about them and honor them; that’s where we got the idea for Valentine’s Day cards.”

Student creates a Valentine's Day card to thank a veteran for service.    Valentine's Day card to a veteran.

The teachers created lessons about how veterans are heroes, how they served our country, and fought for our freedom. The suggestion of creating Valentine’s Day cards for the veterans, to honor and thank them, was well received by the students.

Peterson said, “The veterans appreciated the thoughtfulness of our students and were touched by the sentiments.”