Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Troy: Elementary School 2 Families Hold Saturday Star Party for Vets

Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Elementary School 2 at 470 10th St. held a Veteran’s Day celebration. As part of the building's Project P.R.O.M.I.S.E. initiative, School 2 families gathered to honor local veterans.

Project P.R.O.M.I.S.E. is a School 2 initiative designed to increase student motivation, family involvement and a stronger sense of community. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Saturday is a monthly event that reinforces School 2’s commitment to character development and academic success.

Students and families assisted the Stars for Our Troops project, learning what it means to be a veteran and thanking our soldiers. Stars for Our Troops facilitated a Star Party at School 2 to pass along the legacy of the stars of the American flag to our troops. For the project, embroidered stars are cut from retired American flags and sent to those who are serving or have served in the military. Students helped cut out the stars and pouched them to be mailed.

The following message is included in each pouch of stars: “I am part of our American flag that has
flown over a home in the United States of America. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that you are not forgotten.”

The Capital Region Stars for Our Troops has distributed more than 95,000 stars as of Nov. 1, 2014.

--Jennie Grey

--Please note my new contact information below--

Education reporter
The Saratogian and The Record newspapers
20 Lake Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Office: 518-290-3898
Work cell: 518-222-2109

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