Operation Gratitude

Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 9:54AM

Three soldiers from Queens and Long Island got a hero’s welcome Monday when they paid a visit to a Bayside school. Students from P.S. 130 welcomed the trio of military men on November 25 with armfuls of letters and a homemade flag with each child’s handprint, thanking them for their service. Working with a nonprofit, [...]

Students show soldiers their ‘gratitude’
Students show soldiers their ‘gratitude’
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 12/11/2012 at 11:56AM

Students at a local Bayside elementary school have not forgotten their troops. Youngsters at P.S. 130 have written more than 250 letters and collected some 180 items, along with 59 pounds of candy, to send to deployed military men and women as part of Operation Gratitude — a nonprofit, volunteer group’s mission to assemble and [...]

P.S. 130 first graders get a visit from real-life heroes
P.S. 130 first graders get a visit from real-life heroes
News Melissa Chan 11/09/2011 at 2:27PM

First graders at P.S. 130 were able to meet their heroes face-to-face before kicking off their letter writing campaign in support of soldiers serving overseas. Students at the Bayside school have committed to a three-week long initiative — part of Operation Gratitude — in which the school’s 75 first graders will write letters, while the [...]