Letters for Veterans: DMS students send notes to service members

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Taylor Anderson's English and Social Studies class dressed up in red, white and blue in honor of Veteran's day last week.

The room was full of handmade cards in Taylor Anderson’s 5th grade English and Social Studies class last week as students worked to finish their class-wide project just in time for Veteran’s Day.

“My dear friends are actively serving our country in the military, and I asked my students if we could make them feel special and send them cards of appreciation with Veteran’s Day coming up,” said Anderson. “My students poured their heart and souls into these cards and I am so proud of them.”

Anderson said that when she asked the young students why recognizing our military is so important their answers amazed her.

“They blow me away each and every day with their kindness and maturity,” she said. “It warms my heart to see how much these kids love our great nation.”

Here are what some of the students had to say on the importance of veterans and the reason they put so much work into their card making project.

“It is important to honor our veterans because they save lives, protect our country, and put others before themselves,” said fifth-grader Aubrey Anderson.

“If we did not have veterans and people actively serving in our military, we would not have the freedom and beautiful country we have today,” added Olivia Beard.

“We have to recognize our soldiers because they put their lives at risk just for us,” said another student, L.J. Figueroa. “They put their lives in danger not just for their families, but for strangers too. They step forward when others step back. They are so important.”

The children’s cards were mailed off last week to military installations in Kansas, North Carolina, Alaska and Virginia.