Students Make Christmas Cards For Troops

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No one wants to be away from home during the holidays, but the Headland High School yearbook staff is letting soldiers know they are not forgotten.

"I think it will make them feel like we really support them and it will be a nice thing for them to get for Christmas," said Mara Meadows, yearbook student.

"We just thought it would be something that would lift their spirits and it would be a nice thing to do for them," said Amanda Carter, yearbook student.

Students hope they're laying the groundwork for something that will continue throughout the years.

"This is the first year we have done this and we thought it would be a nice tradition to start," said Carter.

The group teamed up with another organization to make the project possible.

"From what I understand Angel is sending stockings over seas so each card will be inserted into stockings for them," said Amy Singleton, yearbook adviser.

Although the cards are just paper, students and advisers know what they will mean to troops away from home.

"I think they are just young enough to see that soldiers over seas just want anything from home and even to get a card even if its from a total stranger and these kids they hand wrote all of these cards so I think it will be special when they open them," said Singleton.

Singleton says she is just encouraging her students get involved in their communities and their country and she feels this a great project for them.

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