Lisa Ferrer's third grade class at Hillsmere Elementary School recently wrote letters and made holiday cards for the troops overseas.
Their work was part of a class project started by one of the students.
Better than me telling you about it, Ferrer helped her students share their own story with Patch.
Here's the story as related by students Riley Saylor, Olivia DiGuardo, Joshua McDaniel, and Emma Reed:
Our adventure at Hillsmere Elementary School started with a simple letter from Riley Saylor persuading Ms. Ferrer’s third grade class to create holiday cards for military overseas. With the help from three other classmates from military families, Joshua McDaniel, Emma Reed and Olivia DiGuardo, we created a plan to write letters, make holiday cards and send a photograph of us to the military troops, thanking them for what they do and wishing them a happy holiday.
It took us a whole week to get everything ready. We took a group photograph wearing red, white, and blue to show our patriotic spirit. It took a long time for the holiday cards to dry from all the glitter and glue we used.
We sent the letters, cards and photograph to the military overseas. It made us proud to be able to help those that keep us safe.