JAE Students Spearhead Card Collection for WWII veteran

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When JAE third grade teacher Rebecca Pagnotta saw a television report about a veteran asking for Valentine’s Day cards, she set out on a mission. Starting with her own class of 24 students who created messages of thanks and appreciation, she and the students put a call out to other classes and received 500 cards. The cards have been mailed to U.S. Marine Corps Major Bill White, a 104-year-old man living in a senior citizen center in California, who requested as many Valentine’s Day cards as possible. The heartfelt gifts of kindness will be preserved with his lifetime scrapbooks of precious memories and items – including his Purple Heart.