School districts throughout the state have been sent posters and details about the program which invites children to submit an original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing something from the past year that they’re thankful for.
All submissions will be published online at the New York Senate website, and students from the 42nd district who participate will receive a certificate from Senator Bonacic.
“With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s traditional to think of the good things we have, and what we’re thankful for,” says Senator Bonacic. “My list includes our service men and women who put their lives on the line everyday for our country’s freedoms. Next, the community heroes, the firefighters, the police, State Troopers, EMS workers, and all those who keep our communities safe. I hope this program starts the discussion about what it means to be thankful, and I look forward to seeing the children’s submissions.”
All submissions must be uploaded electronically (preferably jpeg or pdf format) via the Senator’s website at bonacic.nysenate.gov and clicking the Thanksgiving Day link on the left hand side of the page which directs you to the “What Are You Thankful For” online form; deadline for submissions is November 24.