Don from Lake Ronkakoma, New York has been collecting hundreds, and now thousands of letters from school kids around his small town to send with me to Iraq to honor our troops at the Holidays.
He was kind enough to pass along a sampling of messages. As I read them for the post, it struck me --the grown-ups might not get it, but children sure do understand why our soldiers are so important!
Happy Holidays!! Thank you for protecting us. Have a good holiday. I am thinking of you during the holiday. Do you sleep at night?
Merry Christmas! Go USA
You are cool
Hope you are doing well in Iraq.
I know the weapons you're using because I watch this TV Show called Future Weapons.
It is on channel 27. Thanks for protecting us.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas even though you are not at home.
PS Hope you win!
I would like to say Happy Holidays to you from far away, and thank you for protecting me and the people around me.
And From our Move America Forward Christmas Cards and Letters!
I’m making you a card. I hope you be careful out there in the Army. Make sure you watch out for those line minors (land mines). I know - I hate those too. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
By Demar (8 years old)
Thanks for fighting for our lives!!! If you have loved ones, fight for them. If not, fight for your dream wife! Love is the strongest feelings of all.
(Pink card with pink heart cutouts)
Soldiers Stay Strong.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
We’ll see you.
You’re out there
And we’re at home,
I’ll see you soon.
You don’t have to worry about anything cause I’ll be by our side through the night and day.
God bless America, our home sweet home.
Merry Christmas Solgiors!! I’m gong to war when I’m 18. I’m sorving my country in war. I’m not being funny. Happy B-Day – if it’s your b-Day.
Dude, Thank you and Merry Christmas. Sebastian.