Virginia students show appreciation for veterans

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Just days before Veterans Day, local students are finding unique ways to show their appreciation.

Virginia schools are off Monday, so many children in schools near the Pentagon spent part of Friday showing appreciation, and coping with the fact that as military families, they sacrifice, too.

Nearly every child at Hoffman-Boston Elementary wrote a message of thanks.

The letters will be delivered to the 100 residents of the Washington VA Medical Center.

A few miles south at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary, the History Channel hosted "Take a Vet to School Day."

The Arlington children also learned that on any given night, there are 130,000 homeless veterans in America. The kids also held a fundraiser to benefit the homeless.

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