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Elementary School Students Support and Celebrate Veterans

Local elementary school students mark Veterans Day by recognizing servicemen and servicewomen during a school-wide program and supporting charitable causes that help veterans and U.S. troops during a Day of Service.

Students at Highcliff Elementary School North Hills School District went all out to recognize servicemen and servicewomen at a special Day of Service in advance of Veterans day.

It wasn't just a handful of students involved, the whole school participated. They didn't just host one or two vets -- every student partnered with a veteran or member of the U.S. armed services to take part in a service activity. And it wasn't just armed forces here at home who got attention, even those overseas will know they were in these students' thoughts this Veterans Day. Thanks to the NHSD Facebook page for the great pics!

6th graders assembled care packages for homeless veterans in partnership with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. HIghcliff families donated the toiletries, socks and personal items in each kit.

Grades 4 & 5 made poppy pins to be donated to local restaurants and the West View VFW Post.

3rd grade partnered with their "vet for a day" to make survival bracelets. These will go into holiday care packages as part of Highcliff's "Treats for Troops" Halloween treat collection.

Grades 1 and 2 sorted all of that donated Halloween candy (500 pounds of it!) for "Treats for Troops." This is the fifth year the school has participated in the project, which will send candy and other snacks to troops stationed overseas in cooperation with the local charity Boucek�s Battalion that supports troops serving overseas.

Kindergarten students created stars and stripes placemats. Keep an eye out for them at the Applebee�s restaurants on McKnight Road.

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