2004-10-15 / Community

PS 114 Scholars Send Letters To Vets

Each November, the students of The Belle Harbor School - P.S. 114Q and Scholars’ Academy pay tribute to authentic American heroes by composing letters for hospitalized Veterans who reside in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

“Recent tragic events give us all more reason to pause in appreciation of the blessings that our beloved United States of America has bestowed upon each of us,” says Ron Gerson, a spokesperson for the school. “Liberty and freedom fought for, and defended 365/24/7 by, the brave Veterans of our country’s armed forces. We view our Veterans as the symbol of democracy that inspires us; the compassion that completes us; and the liberty that sets us free.”

The following letter, composed by The Belle Harbor School - P.S. 114Q Scholars’ Academy sixth grade student Andrew, is but one of many tributes that have recently been mailed to the VA Medical Center (Brooklyn), in honor of Veterans Day 2004

Dear Brave Hospitalized U.S. Veteran:

Lend me your eye!

My name is Andrew; I am a sixth grade student at the P.S. 114Q – Belle Harbor School Scholars’ Academy.

This Veterans Day, please do not feel as if you are just another man. This Veterans Day 2004 Y-O-U are remembered as a hero; BOTH in our hearts…and…in our souls!!

I am not sure, as to which war you have valiantly participated in: To me, and to my fellow students, we acknowledge you bravely laid your life on the line and lived through all wounds, solely for your beloved USA. You have, indeed, guarded our precious country as if it was your own child.

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Your friend and fellow countryman,


And, also from the students of the Scholars’ Academy PS 114.

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