With love from the Hamilton Primary School students was the theme once again when the annual Valentines for Vets was held.
For the 11th year, the Hamilton students wrote letters and placed labels such as hearts, smiling faces and American flags that will make their way to our military service stationed around the world.
Eileen Welsh, the passionate Co-President of the Hamilton Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), explained the program that was held in the school’s multi purpose room on Friday, January 26.
“The Hamilton PTO is happy to continue the Valentines for Vets event, which was another huge success this year. We collected a total of 236 cards made with love by the Hamilton students,’’ Ms. Welch said. “ I will be delivering these cards to Operation Shoebox, which is a non-profit organization that sends care packages and requested items to our troops deployed worldwide. This is just one small way to show our gratitude for those who have put their lives on the line to defend our freedom.’’
She was joined at the event by fellow PTO Board members, including Co-President Colleen Kondorossy, Vicky Marabondo and Angela Sun, along with some Hamilton parent volunteers.
“They all helped run the event and make it as successful as ever,’’ Ms. Welch reported.
Tim Beaumont, the Hamilton Principal, thanked the PTO and the parents who contributed to this popular event.
“Hamilton School is grateful to our PTO for providing our students with the opportunity to express their appreciation for our troops through the annual Valentines for Vets event. We are proud of our students for making such creative cards containing thoughtful messages of encouragement and gratitude!" Principal Beaumont said.