Students send letters to members of the military

Students send letters to members of the military

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Children in the preschool and pre-k classes at Immaculate Conception School in Dennison made more than 250 cards for military persons.

The children walked to the Dennison Post Office to mail the cards to currently serving military persons and anyone who has served in the military in peacetime or combat.

The children learned about the different branches of the military. The children also learned about what happens when a letter is mailed with the help of a Dennison Post Office worker.

The children were excited to see all the pictures their new military friends sent them through social media holding their cards. The children also received letters and thank-you cards in the mail. One card even had a picture of the veteran while in the service in the 1970s.

One veteran and St. Mary’s graduate stopped by the school to thank the children in person for his card.

The children are learning how a simple act of kindness can brighten someone’s day and about the county’s military.

The classes are still receiving names and addresses of military persons who friends and family think might enjoy getting a card in the mail. The children will continue to send the cards as long as they have names and addresses.

Call Ronna Coventry at 740-922-3539.