Students at Medrano Middle School have been busy writing letters. They aren’t headed to Santa.
“I feel so proud of myself right now,” said Student Daniel Molina.
“I just want to tell them that I’m glad that they’re here,” said Student Lesley Blanco.
“I think they’re going to feel better with us supporting them,” said Student Jose Mendez.
The letters are for our nation’s heroes. The USO visited the students at Medrano to pick up thousands of letters that will be sent to those serving overseas.
“The soldier is going to come in to a pile of letters dedicated to them, so it’s going to mean a lot,” said Sergeant Roque Garcia.
Cory Faber says he looks forward to encouraging his students to reach out to servicemen and women and thank them for putting their life on the line for their freedom.
“I know they volunteered, but hey, it’s a tough job and it’s a rewarding job,” said Cory Faber, Teacher at Medrano Middle School. “Just to be acknowledged, is kind of a neat deal.”
“If you write, it will really be special to the men and women overseas,” said Student Arturo Gomez.
Gomez says he hopes to join the Marines after finishing school, but for now, he wants his letters to let those serving know he’s thinking of them.
“That way they can know that they’re special and someone misses them,” said Gomez.
“Somebody from the classroom in Dallas, Texas is thinking about the troops out there,” said Garcia. “What better reason to be out there in the first place if not for the people in the United States of America?”
Medrano Middle School students are sending more than four thousand letters overseas to those who won’t be coming home for Christmas.
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