13-year-old forges friendship with WWII veteran through pen pal program
Some students are forging friendships the old fashioned way with heroes this Memorial Day.
It was a special moment on Zoom when 95-year-old Frank Sedoti officially met 13-year-old Johnny Cuomo.
The two have shared a special bond during the coronavirus pandemic -- they've been pen pals for weeks.
Sedoti, who is a World War II veteran, shared stories about his time in the Coast Guard.
"He has some great experiences as a veteran. He's very brave to be a World War II veteran," said Cuomo.
The pair connected thanks to the Long Island Museum, which started an at-home, old fashioned penmanship project.
They teamed up with Long Island State Veterans home in Stony Brook to make more than a dozen pen pal connections.
Sedoti and Cuomo learned a lot about each other and have formed a bond that can never be broken. They two even talked about meeting in person when the pandemic ends.
"I will never forget you as long as I live and I hope you don't forget about me," said Cuomo, to which Sedoti responded, "I won't."