Letters to Veterans April Service Project

April 23, 2019

St. Augustin Service Project

Letters to Veterans and Welcome Home Ceremony Posters

Lead by Mrs. Alessio’s first grade class, all St. Augustin students participated in the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Network’s “Letters to Veterans Project” for the St. Augustin April service project. The Veteran letter writing project is an opportunity to thank the Veterans for their service and tell them how special they are to us. 

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to sending local Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit various historical sites and war memorials built in their honor. They take nearly 100 World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and Terminally ill veterans on each flight. 

The first grade class made posters for Mrs. Alessio to bring to the special welcome home ceremony, and the entire school wrote letters to her dad, uncle, or other Veterans being honored for their service.  As a surprise during the flight home, each Veteran was given a large envelope filled with letters written especially for them by family, school children and members of the community. 

Thank you to our Veterans!