Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:04:22 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Children Donate Crafts to Veterans at Discovery Center

Even little kids can play a part in honoring those who have served our country.

Monday at the Discovery Center children worked on projects at tables so they could donate their crafts to the Broome County Veterans Service  Bureau.

Kids wrote thank you letters, made dog tags, and put together poppy garlands, and pony bead bracelets.

"The best part is to seeing how excited the kids are about making their donations. When you tell them that when they make their crafts and then give it as a gift to a veteran they get really excited," said Gabrielle Wayman an Educator at the Discovery Center.

"I think it's important even at a young age that our children the sacrifices that our veterans have made for us," said Helen Neuhard a Vestal resident.

The kids were also given a brief history of each of the items.

Dog tags as we see them today were introduced during World War I, before that, information on soldiers' identities was stitched to the inside of their uniforms.



VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County, Vestal or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Anndrea Starzak Opens Campaign Headquarters VIEW VIDEO
Anndrea Starzak's campaign headquarters are officially open. The democratic candidate for New York State Senate held a party earlier this evening at her new campaign headquarters on Clinton Avenue... more

Zephyr Teachout Speaks in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
Following the announcement of the Sierra Club's endorsement of the gubernatorial candidate, Zephyr Teachout met tonight with members of the Southern Tier Sierra Club to discuss what she hopes to... more

Entrepreneur Workshop Hopes to Prevent Youth Violence VIEW VIDEO
The death of Scott Wright Jr. has had lasting effects on the the Binghamton community. It even  inspired one local man to help children  use their energy to pursue their dreams instead of... more

Robbery in the Town of Van Etten VIEW VIDEO
An investigation has begun after one homeowner discovered numerous items missing from the residence.     Video surveillanece at a home located on Albee Hill Road in the Town of Van Etten captured... more

Meth Lab Bust in Cortland VIEW VIDEO
Three individuals have been arrested on felony drug charges after investigators acted on a reported tip of suspicious activity.   27 year-old Holdan Hayes, 22 year-old Nicholas Baldassarre, and 23... more

Meth Lab Bust in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
An unexpected discovery as Binghamton Police responded to a noise complaint, where they found evidence of a working meth lab. 27 year-old Scott Salmini has been arrested and charged with one... more

Infant Overdose in the Town of Coventry VIEW VIDEO
Two people have been arrested following an investigation into the drug overdose of a 20 month old child. The arrests of Christopher Byrne and Casey Jones, both of Coventry, were made after an... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...