Fairgrieve Elementary Students Help Veterans


Some of the smallest gestures of gratitude can have the biggest impact on veterans.
That is the message Donna Kestner, Oswego County Veterans Service Agency director, gave to Fairgrieve Elementary School students during a recent Morning Express program at the school. On the heels of Veteran’s Day, Kestner spoke with students about ways they can help show appreciation to those who have served in the military.
She recommended children make handwritten thank you notes to give to veterans in their own family and in the community. Fairgrieve Elementary students and teachers went above and beyond that, as they also collected funds to be donated to the Syracuse VA Medical Center, in Syracuse, to help supply patients with snacks, books, toiletries and other items to ensure they have a pleasant stay

     

Oswego County Veterans Service Agency Director Donna Kestner, right, speaks to students at Fairgreive Elementary about how
hey can support veterans. To Kestner’s left is Principal Jean Ciesla.