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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bringing cheer to veterans

WEST HAVEN - Students from the Hamden St. Stephen School's band, student council and the Gianellian Youth Group, shown in photo, recently showed their appreciation to the veterans at the VA Medical Center in West Haven.
The band played some favorite carols, then the Student Council and the Gianellian Youth Group sang to bring cheer to the veterans, a teacher said.
While singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," the students passed out gifts to all the veterans who attended the show, teacher Claire Mitchell said.
During an intermission, World War II veteran Berton Francoeur, thanked the students for coming and for their donation last year toward the amputee van, Mitchell said.
His words of thanks brought the students to tears, she said.
So both tears and cheers were shared by all, Mitchell said.


Blogger Rumana Akter said...

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December 23, 2010 at 10:32 PM 

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