Littleton School students team up with a congressman and a war hero to send greetings to wounded military vets for the holiday of love.
Parsippany students had an opportunity Thursday to wish American soldiers a happy Valentine's Day. District 11 U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and U.S. Air Force Reserves Master Sgt. James Vigilante visited Littleton Elementary School, where students created holiday cards for soldiers hurt in the line of duty. "These messages from students lift the spirits of veterans confined to a hospital on Valentine's Day," said Frelinghuysen, a Vietnam War veteran. Mayor James Barberio was also on hand for the special visit. The Valentines for Vets school visits are becoming an annual tradition for the congressperson and Vigilante, who said the card delivery is important because it shows veterans that they have not been forgotten. Frelinghuysen …
Students at Eastlake Elementary School got to meet a congressman and a war hero as they helped wounded soldiers.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Parsippany students had an opportunity Monday to brighten U.S. soldiers' Valentine's Day. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and Master Sgt. James Vigilante, fresh from serving in Afghanistan, visited students at Eastlake Elementary School and inspired them to create holiday cards for those recuperating after being injured in the line of duty. "These messages from students lift the spirits of veterans confined to a hospital on Valentine's Day," said Frelinghuysen, a Vietnam War veteran. "It is also an important way for young people to learn more about the sacrifices made by Americans in uniform. Veterans made our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom." Vigilante, a 19-year member of the U.S. Air Force …