Third Graders Correspond with Veterans Across the USA
December 22, 2021 by
Earlier this fall, Milton third graders also wrote thank you letters to a veteran or active military member in each of the 50 states. Their Veterans Day project provided students the opportunity to honor veterans and service members, and connected to their yearlong States project. As they wrote, the children thanked the veterans for their service to our country, and shared some of the knowledge they gained while researching their state. Many of the letters included artwork corresponding the state, and thank messages in Hebrew and English to Jewish veterans. The response from our veterans has been overwhelming! Students have been so excited to read letters that veterans sent back. In their letters, veteran pen pals thanked the children for their interest in the United States, shared interesting facts about the state they live in, encouraged the children to continue their state explorations, and even shared information about Jewish service members in history and today. Thank you to all the US Veterans who wrote to the students.
Click on the images below to access samples of the letters drafted by the students and the veterans. For privacy reasons, names have been removed.