Special WOWT 6 News Knicely Done recognition goes to all of the volunteers who made this year's "Holiday Mail For Heroes" another success.
The program coordinated by the Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Region of the American Red Cross, provides a convenient way for all of us to show our support for members of the military who are serving overseas during the holidays.
Monday afternoon dozens of volunteers gathered at the Red Cross near 80th and Center to help sort thousands of personal thank you cards that will be mailed to service members in December.
More than 12,000 cards have been processed so far.
WOWT 6 News visited Highland Elementary second graders who made personal thank you cards that will be delivered to US troops in Afghanistan.
"It's a great connection," said Air Force Master Sergeant Chris Obermeyer who spoke to the children. ""You're flying on a helicopter or a plane somewhere, and you have some moments and open that up and it kind of takes your mind off of things for a while."
The work of US troops overseas is constantly on the mind of Highland second grade teacher Kari Fisher. Her husband is currently serving in Afghanistan.
"So my students know this is a special time for me and for them as well. They know what it means to be a veteran and what we're thankful for that they're doing over there."
Second grader Julian Morales Martin summed up the show of support when he read this line from a thank you statement to US troops: "We thank them for their courage and pledge always to remember."
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