Bellows Students Share a Piece of Home With Troops

Bellows Students Share a Piece of Home With Troops photo

In honor of Veteran’s Day, all students at F.E. Bellows Elementary School participated in a service project to thank our troops overseas for their service and sacrifice to our country. The students crafted handmade cards and wrote letters as a way to express their appreciation and gratitude.

“It is the perfect way to kick off the upcoming holiday season by being kind,” Principal Michael Scarantino said.  

In addition to making the cards, the students filled and attached small bags of soil to the cards to make the soldiers feel close to home. Susan Combs, a fifth-grade teacher and team leader who spearheaded the project, said some soldiers carry them in their pockets and others keep them in their bunks. 

The letters and bags of soil were delivered to United for the Troops, a nonprofit organization that works to share acts of kindness and generosity to our armed forces, that will then distribute them to the brave men and women overseas. 

“It is a wonderful organization that helps so many soldiers who cannot be home during the holidays,” Combs said.