Elementary school students wrote, decorated, and sent cards to soldiers overseas in December.
Many of the cards told soldiers they were thinking of them and thanked them for their service.
One student wrote,
I am writing to thank you for your service and to say happy holidays. You must be bold and courageous enough to save our Country! I hope you come home soon because we love you!
Your friend, Jillian
This week students received a thank you letter from one of the soldiers that received their letters. He wrote:
Thank you so much for all the wonderful cards you sent us here in Kuwait. I gave them to all the guys that work with me and they also love them. The letters and cards meant a lot, especially during the holidays. This was my second time away from my family because of a deployment, but I think it will be my last.
I have been in the Army for 35 years and this is my 5th deployment. I told my wife that I would retire after I get home. I love being in the Army; I love serving my Country.
My son is also deployed; he is in Korea. He has been there for almost a year and is due home about the same time I return. It makes me very proud that he is serving our Country.
I should be leaving Kuwait on or about the first week of April. I will then take leave and spend some much needed time with my family, and then back to my real job. I am a police officer for the City of Rochester. I love doing that as well.
Again, thank you very much for the lovely cards and the kind words. I also want to thank your teachers for the great job they do.
SGM Juan Morales, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion
(Mrs. Morales is the high school librarian)