On June 4, grade 3 English teacher Elise Robichaud’s students held a small ceremony for their Third Grade Veterans Tree, which was planted in the spring as “a living tribute to all veterans – something permanent that the children could enjoy for years to come,” Robichaud said. The tree was a gift from World War II veteran Edward Smith, the great grandfather of third grader Kamala Smith. Earlier this year, the class sent cards to Smith in appreciation of his service in WWII. He responded with a letter of appreciation and a check for $50, which was used to plant the tree.
“My hope is that [the students’] love and gratitude for others will continue to blossom just as their tree continues to grow,” Robichaud said.