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When visitors visit the 'Be Counted' page and enter their First Name, Age, State
and Veteran Experience, we review each entry and have listed some selections below. 

"In our time of need, you fought for us. You sacraficed all your pleasures of daily life to
serve your country. I salute you. You show bravery, hope, courage, and loyalty and set a
wonderful example for all kids today. Sometimes, I wonder how you must have felt throughout
your trip. You must have missed your family yet also made a new one. Thank you for your
service that you have done for us."
-A very thankful citizen

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Name: shaun Age: 7 School: Freedom Class: 2 grade State: WY

Name: shaun     Age: 7     School: Freedom      Class: 2 grade      State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country how does it feel to be serving the country.

Thank you so much.          shaun.

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Name: Madyson, Sophia,  Drew,  Haley,  Andrew, Devon, Diviana, Aurora, Daviana,  Alex, Ashton,  Antonia,

Age: 7        School: freedom       Class: second grade      State: WY
Veteran experience: thank you for serving our country.

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Name: grace     Age: 7     School: freedom     Class: 2     State: WY
Veteran experience: thank you for serving our country and thank you for your help

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Name: Isaac, Emily, Ian, Manuela, Lydia,
Age: 8      School: Freedom      Class: 2grade      State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country.

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Name: Joseph      Age: 9      School: freedom      Class: vigil     
State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country

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 Name: Joshua      Age: 12      School: Roosevelt Jr. High      Class: Social Studies
State
: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,     Hello, my name is Joshua.  I am to you in my Social Studies class.

I would like to thank you for serving our country.  I am a student in the seventh grade. I like to play

football, and basketball.  I like to make crafts.  I have the get to play, and I get watch TV. I get to fight.
     Thanks again.     Best wishes to you.      
       Sincerely,       Josh

 

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Name: Lacie     Age: 14     School: Roosevelt     Class: Social Studies     State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
 Hello, my name is Lacie, and I am writing this letter to you in Social Studies. I am writing this letter to

thank you for all that you have done for my country.  I have many hobbies and or activities and some

of them include singing, dancing, and going to church, and playing piano.
For your support in these hard times you have made my life easier. These are some ways
you have made it easier for me to go to school, to have the freedom of speech, and for my freedom

of religion.
    Thank you again for my freedom and best wishes to you and your family.
            Sincerely,
            Lacie

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Name: Jordan       Age: 13     School: Roosevelt     Class: Social Studies
Veteran experience: Dear veteran
 Hello my name is Jordan. I am writing in my Social Studies class. I would like to thank you for

serving our country.  I ride 4-wheelers. I also play baseball. You make me do what I do best.
   Thank you wish you were safe in the war.
                          Sincerely,
                          Jordan

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Name: Kori     Age: 14     School: Roosevelt JR. high      Class: Social Studies     State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
 Hello my name is Kori. I am writing this in Social Studies. I am writing this to thank you for serving

our country.  I am an 8th grader and what I like to play is volleyball. I wanted to play this year. I used

to play basketball but I don't really like it anymore. You made my life easier by helping our country

and people. Because of you we can feel safe.   I would like to thank you again for serving our country.

Best wishes to you and all the other Veterans.
                            Sincerely
                             Kori

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Name: Tyler      Age: 14       School: Roosevelt Jr. High     Class: Social Studies
State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
 Hello my name is Tyler.  I am writing to you in my Social Studies class. I would like to thank you

for serving my country. Plus keeping our freedom.
 Me I like to work on cars and trucks and when I have the time I like to run PC 200 there trachoes.
 A whole People like you helped out a lot during the attack on the world trade center.
 Thanks a lot                            tyler

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Name: Jacob      Age: 13      School: Roosevelt junior high      Class: social studies
State
: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran, Hello, my name is Jacob. I am writing to you in my Social Studies

class. I would like to thank you for serving our country.  I am a student. I am a seventh grader. I like to

play basketball; riding bikes,  and play soccer. I also like playing video games.  I am thankful for your

services because you gave us freedom to make sure that no one could take our country. We have more

freedoms of every day life. I also feel safe at my house.

Thanks again for your service for our freedom. Best wishes to your friends and family.
Sincerely,   Jacob

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Name: Nick     Age: 12     School: Roosevelt jr.high     Class: Social Studies     State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Hello, my name is Nick. I am writing to you in my Social Studies class. I would like to thank you

for serving our country.   I like to play football. I like to deer hunt. I also like to play Madden 08 on

PS2.  You helped server our country in war. So you are a hero. You helped make our country free.
       Thank you again. Best wishes to your famliy.   
       Sincerely,     Nick

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Name: Devin      Age: 12     School: Roosevelt Jr. High     Class: Social Studies      State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Hello, my name is Devin. Imp writing to you in my Social Studies class. I would like to thank you for

serving our country.   I like to play football. I have two brothers. I like to ride dirt bikes.
You made my life easier because we get to have more money. I feel safe now knowing that you have

fought for us. We can elect our new President.
       Thanks again. Best wishes to your family.     
                                 Sincerely,                Devin

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Name: Tristan      Age: 13     School: Roosevelt     Class: social studies     State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran 
Hello my name is Tristan. I am writing to you in my Social Studies class. I would like to thank you for

serving our country.  I am a student. I like playing football. I have a sister. She is annoying. I love playing

video games.  You have made my world free. You made us have a free country. Now we have a free

country.  I thank you again for serving for my country. My best wishes are to you and your family.
                    Sincerely,     Tristan

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Name: Laura      Age: 13     School: Roosevelt      Class: Social Studies      State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Hello my name is Laura. I am a student in Social Studies class. I am writing this to thank you for all you

have done.  My hobbies include teasing my sister Kristen, and playing football with my brother Tony.

I also enjoy talking on the phone with all my friends. I like making my friend Lacie laugh.  You made life

easier because we don't have to worry about being safe. We can have our own religions. We can go

anywhere we want with out being told otherwise.
Thank you again for giving us Freedom.
Best wishes to you and your family.
 Sincerely,   Laura

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Name: Denise      Age: 10      School: Deerfield Elementary School     State: MA
Veteran experience: I call my Great Uncle that served in Vietnam every Veterans' Day.

I say, "Thank you for making a difference in our world." It makes me proud to know him!

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Name: Quinton
Age: 12
School: Sheridan jr.high school
Class: language arts
State
: WY
Veteran experience:      Thanks for helping out with helping us keep our freedom. I hope you're ok

I really appreciate what you do for our country. Thanks again. I really admire you because of what you do for us.

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Name: Shane
Age: 13
School: sjhs
Class: language arts
State
: WY
Veteran experience: thank you for serving our country. Thanks for saving us with weapons and being

BRAVE. I know it's scary to serve for us but I appreciate you for serving me. and I'm sorry you get

hurt and hope you get better soon thank a lot

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Age: 6,7
School: Grant Elementary
Class: first grade
State: OH
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country and taking good care of us.  Thank you for

fighting in the wars for us.  Thank you for protecting us.  We wish some of you had not died in wars.

We are glad you keep our country safe.  You guys are the best.  Thank you for keeping the president

safe. We hope you can stay safe.  Thank you for risking your lives to keep us safe.  Thank you for

all of the things you have done for us.  We love you!\

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Name: Patrick
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle
Class: Library
State: PA
Veteran experience: I live/lived with: 3,WW1 vets; 2,WW2 vets[one of them went to Korea as a Quartermaster]

; and my Dad an Army Engineer in the Pennsylvania 106th.He retired right after the Twin Towers collapsed.

So he could stay with us!

WE  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Name: Mary
Age: 12
School: North Branch Middle School
Class: social studies
State
: MN
Veteran experience: my dad was a veteran

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Name: Christopher
Age: 11
School: Trafford middle school
Class: skillstuteor
State
: PA
Veteran experience: Yes, the experience I have had is my pap's stories. He was in the Marines.

My pap was not a sharpshooter but ho was an airplane mechanic for when the airplanes had got

shot or went down. He told me when I was young that you had to be a really good engineer to be

part of the armies groups. His friend was a sharp shooter who got tones of medals, he was

unbelievable. My pap loves to shoot guns and RIFLES, everyone gets those mixed up, I guess

they are not true shooters. My pap also told me if you don't call your rifle a rifle you will get in

some big trouble. Oh, I did't forget thanks for serving my country and helping us win the true rights.

This is for every solider out there fighting in Iraq thanks!

By: Christopher Common, again thank you so much.

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Name: Justin
Age: 7
School: st. Bridget
Class: 2nd Grade
State
: --Please Select--
Veteran experience: my pop pop is in the Marine

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Name: Colin Long
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Library
State
: PA

Veteran experience: I live with a veteran. My uncle is a veteran in the military. Right now I have 3

cousins in Iraq. All of my cousins are in the marines. I don't get to see them a lot except for when

they come home. I wish that they could come home right now. I know that they can't come home

anytime soon. I am glad that they are fighting for our country. I was sad when the last time I saw them

because it was when my great uncle died from 14 years of cancer. I didn't get to see my great uncle

that much because he lived in Georgia. One of my cousins lives in Pennsylvania, North Carolina,

and Alabama. Thanks for all who fought for my country.

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Name: Gregor
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: skillstutor
State
: PA
Veteran experience: I would like to thank my Grandpa Dudiak for serving in the army. He is very

important to me even though he is older now. I hope he lives a nice life.                                                              
      Sincerely,                                                                                                                                    
                             Gregor

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Name: Collin
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: skillstutor
State
: PA
Veteran experience: Four of my relatives have been in a war.  So I consider them to be heroes!

I have thought today that everyone that is a veteran is a hero in my book. So I solute you war

heroes out there and keep up the great great work.        From Collin

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Name: TJ
Age: 11
School: tms
Class: skillstutor
State
: PA
Veteran experience: Hi I don't know who you are but I would like to thank you for serving and protecting

our country. You are pretty brave to have fought in or just served in the army. I used to want to be in

the army but my mom said no! I want to thank you again for being there to protect our country.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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Name: Thomas
Age: 12
School: penn trafford
Class: Mr. Baugh
State: PA
Veteran experience: I just want to say thanks for fighting for the freedom we have to day and I now

what you must feel like because my pap was in the air force and he told me how it felt fighting for the country.

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Name: Kacie Maffessanti
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Skills tutor/Library
State
: PA

Veteran experience: I actually live with a veteran.  My dad is a Navy veteran. I thank him every

Veteran's day.  Well a few weeks ago my mom called me and told me that my cousin is going to Iraq

to fly an airplane. I was shocked but I was proud. So I called him and I said that I was proud of him

but I would miss him.  He said he is going in January or February. I said ‘‘ Wow that is early.'' So I do

have a lot of experience. It is just in my family blood.  I am thinking about going but I do not know yet.

Some times I cry when I hear stories that really shock me.  Like Pearl Harbor.

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Name: Michael
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: I have had a lot of experiences with Veterans. For example, my grandfathers

served in wars. One of them served in World War 2. The other one served in the Korean War. I thank

every Veteran who has risked their life to keep our country free. I appreciate every one who is a veteran,

or any one who is serving in Iraq. I hope that you are safe and come home soon if you are in Iraq.

Or, if you're a Veteran, I thank you a lot. BYE!

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Name: Casey
Age: 11
School: trafford middle school
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: My grandfather was a brave fighter in WWII. He was a father of 13 kids and had

over 40 grandchildren. We all loved him very much and we are proud to call him family. Sadly he died on 4/14/07. 
I want to thank any veteran who fought in a war or died. I could not be more thankful to live in a great nation.
        Casey

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Name: Matt
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Library
State: PA
Veteran experience: My grandpas served in the air force and the army, and I want to thank you for

risking your lives for our country.

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Name: Melissa
Age: 12
School: Trafford   middle school
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: I never had any bu  my neighbor  and my Grandad   Thank you so much! You Rock!

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Name: donald
Age: 12
School: penn trafford
Class: mr.baugh
State: PA
Veteran experience: i just wanted to say i thank all the vets for everything they did for our great country.

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Name: Zack
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Library
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thanks for risking your life and supporting our country. Everyone should have

respect for you.  All veterans are the real heroes in the U.S are real heroes. Thumbs up for the vets of the U.S!

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Name: Kelsey
Age: 12
School: Trafford
Class: Skills Tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: My uncle was a big part of World War 2. He recently died because his oxygen

gave up on him but he was a very good soldier and the military today thanked him by doing the 21

shots and everything. They gave my aunt the flag that was given to every soldier when they die. I

loved my uncle very much and he misses the country that he fought for.

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Name: joshua
Age: 11
School: trafford middle school
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving and protecting our nation. What you do is inspiring. SO THANKS.

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Name: Shaylee
Age: 11
School: James Madison Middle School
Class: Social Studies
State: IA
Veteran experience: Thank you so very much for keeping us all safe!!!

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Name: Leslie
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: My grandpa was in the air force. He served in world war 2. He made it home safely

but shortly after died. I respect all veterans. Thanks for keeping me safe. To any veteran who reads

this...GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!

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Name: Joe
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle
Class: Skills Tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: WHATS UP MY HEROS THANKS FOR SERVING MY COUNTRY YOU GUYS

ARE AWESOME I DON'T HAVE ANY EXPERIANCE BUT THANKS TO ALL THE VETS OUT THERE WHOOO!!!

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Name: Jaime Montecupo
Age: 11
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: thanks so much to anyone who reads this i really appreciate it!

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Name: cody
Age: 14
School: Sheridan junior high
Class: language arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: first of all I would like to thank you for your service to our country, for eating

sand in your food pretty much every day, sleeping on the ground every night, getting shot at,

getting hurt, and coming home. i am really glad that our country is in your hands.

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Name: John
Age: 15
School:: sheridan junior high
Class: language Arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: thank you for serving our country. you have given us the right to write this

thank you letter. also to not be slaves. and be beat every day or to get killed if we do something

wrong. you didn't give up on us thank you
                  your friend john
                   thanks veterans

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Name: Alyssa     Age: 19     School: Philadelphia High School for Girls    Class: 2006     State: PA
Veteran experience: My Great Grandfather Don is proud decorated WWII Vet. My Uncle Don is a
proud Vietnam Vet. My Cousin Scott currently proudly decorated and serving back from Iraq. I'm
very proud of all of them and I love them very much!
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Name: Autumn    Age: 13    School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High

Class: English    State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran, My first name is Autumn. I am typing this letter in 7th grade English
.I would like to thank you for serving our country and for fighting for our freedom. Some members in my
family have served in the military unit.
I have also experienced in hobbies. Some of my hobbies are basketball, softball, and singing. I am also
in the school choir. I also have my favorite hobbies.
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Comments/question: I just want to thank you for serving for our
Country, and I also want to thank you for being a veteran
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Name: Bobby   Age: 12   School: J.R High Roosevelt   Class: English     State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Hey my name is Bobby. I am typing this letter for English class. Thank you for going to war to
save our country.My hobbies are playing soccer, watching TV, and playing video games.
I thank you for going to war because the war may be almost over. It makes life easier because we
know you veterans are home and safe.
Thanks Again, Bobby
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Name: Taylor   Age: 12   School: Casey Westfield Junior High
Class: Seventh Grade English   State: IL
Veteran experience:    Hello my name is Taylor , I am writing this letter in English class. I am writing
this letter to thank the veterans and men or women serving or country. I have many hobbies I like to
play football, I play the position tackle and guard for the Casey Westfield Braves. I like to build model
cars. Your service in the Armed forces has kept me and my family free.Your service has made my life
better, because I can be free and have the choice to do what ever I want. Thank you again for serving
our country I really appreciate it.
Best of wishes thanks again for serving or country.
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Name: Kori   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt   Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi my name is Kori, and I'm writing this from my English class. The reason
I'm  writing this is because I want to thank you for fighting for our countries freedom.
My hobbies are to play basketball, volleyball, and track this year. My activities are to hang out with
my friends after school and watch movies with my friends if they come over.
Thank You and best wishes to you.
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Name: RiAnn   Age: 12   School:  Roosevelt   Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: My name is RiAnn. I am writing a letter for my English class. I wanted to thank
you for serving in the war! Right now I am in basketball, and the people to people ambassadors
program. I'm also on my church puppet team, and sticks team. I am going
on a world changers trip in July. I am going to be a marine biologist.  I love to draw and am going to
take art classes. To think I never  would have been able to do these things without you! Thank you.
Thank you so much! My best wishes to you!  God bless you

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Name: ALICIA   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt   Class: English  State: IL

Veteran experience: I'm Alicia. I'm writing this because I appreciate all

that you have done for this country.

I love to play volleyball with my friends. I also love spending time

with my family. I love all the freedom we get from you serving.

You have made my life my life easier by giving me freedom. You have made my

life better by giving me the freedom that we deserve.

thank you and best wishes.

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Name: Mack    Age: 12   School: Roosevelt    Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: My name is Mack I'm writing this in English. I'm writing this to thank you for
risking your life for us. My favorite sport I love to play is football. You've helped life to be so much
easier because you've risked your life for our freedom. Thank you so much for what you've done.
Sincerely, best wishes Mack.
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Name: Garett   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt  Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Garett I am glad that there was or are people how fight in the
war or serve in the navy, army, or military. You make it to where I can play football and  basketball
my two favorite sports. You guys and gals are the reason we are free you've made life so much
easier because of this I give you my most sincere thanks.
best wishes Garett

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Name: Alex   Age: 13   School: Casey-Westfield Junior High

Class: English   State: IL

Veteran experience: Bonjourne (that's Italian for Hello!) I'm Alex. A

girl by the way. I'm writing this to you in English class. It's a

letter to say Thanks!

I don't do any sports...but my dad is trying to get me to. I'm just

to shy for that though. But I am really smart...but then again I get

distracted easily. That's my only flaw. I like to write poetry and

read. I watch a lot of T.V. mostly to know what's going on in the world

(there seems to be a lot.)   I appreciate so much that you fought for this

country. It made such a big difference. If you think about it...what if

nobody cared and didn't put up a fight? It would be a lot different here.

So thank you very much! Best of wishes to you and to everyone else fighting

or that has fought for us.

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Name: Taylor   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt   Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi my name is Taylor . I am writing this in English class. I am writing this letter
because I want to think you for taking your own time to give me and all of America the freedom we
deserve.  My hobbies are swimming, soccer, and cheerleading. You have made my life easer by
giving me a, girl, the freedom to go to school to get an education unlike in other places where girls
don't have that right they have to stay home and help their mom take care of
their homes  once again thank you so very much for giving me freedom. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Name: Olivia   Age: 12   School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High    Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi, my name is Olivia. I am writing this letter for my English class. I am also
writing this letter to tell you how much I appreciate you for being a Veteran.
My activities/hobbies I am playing in is basketball, Cheerleading, and volleyball. I like playing basketball
because it is a fast sport. I like to cheer because I can do flips. I like playing volleyball because I like to set the ball.
Thank you again for serving in the war. Best wishes to you.

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Name: Taylor   Age: 12   School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High     Class: English    State: IL
Veteran experience:    Hello, this is Taylor . I am writing to you from my english class. We are writing
these letters to tell you how much we appreciate you. My activities/hobbies are playing basketball,
track, and volleyball. I like to go shopping, being outside, and going to parties. I also like to talk to my
friends. I am so appreciative that you fought in the war for us to be free.
Thank you again for serving in the war. Best wishes to you and your family.

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Name: Lacy   Age: 13   School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High     Class: English    State: IL
Veteran experience:   Hi, my name is Lacy. I am  writing this letter of thanks to you in my English class
. I am also righting this letter to thank you for fighting for our country so I can to the everyday things.
I love sports like softball, basketball, and volleyball. Back in September my softball team,(the Lady Braves),
went to the state finals and got 2nd in state! It was a good experience.
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Comments/question: Hey, I  just wanted to say how brave you guys are. I  wanted to thank you for doing everything you can...
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Name: Desiree   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt   Class: English   State : IL
Veteran experience: Hi, My name is Desiree. I am writing this in english class. I am writing this letter
because I want to thank you for taking your time to give me and all of America the freedom we deserve.
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Name: Jake   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt jr high    Class: Mrs. Murphy's English class   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Jake and I am thanking you for serving  our country. I am writing
this letter for my English class. I want to show my respect to the veterans in the wars. I play football,
track, and wrestling. My favorite one is football. I am small for my grade but I am strong and I can hit hard.
You have made life better for us because you have helped keep us a free country. I can not imagine
life with a dictator ruling us. I would hate to only have a loaf of bread a day.
I just want to thank you again. Also best wishes to your family and you
Jake.
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Name: Elisabeth   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt Jr. High Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience:   Hello, my name is Elisabeth, I am in Jr. High, I am interested in basketball,
playing the piano, tennis, track, and watching football and baseball games. I am writing this in English
to thank all of the veterans. Thank you for serving for my country. You have made my life easier
because I know that I am free and have rights. You are very generous to do that for our country.  I
can not ever thank you enough. Your service has made my life happier.
Thanks again,             Elisabeth
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Name: Mallory   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt     Class: Mrs. Murphy English class   State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hello my name is Mallory. I am writing to thank all the veterans and active
soldier for serving in our country. I am writing this for my 7th grade English class.
My hobbies are Cheerleading, playing a flute, and swimming. I enjoy hanging out with friends and
playing with  my cat. Another one of my hobbies are having fun. This service has made my life better
by making our country free.Their service has made my life better but making us free. By making us
free we don't have to be ruled by a ruler.  Thank you again. Hope the best wishes to you.
Sincerely,  Mallory
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Name: Jerimyah   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt   Class: Mrs. Murphy's English Class   State : IL
Veteran experience: My name is Jerimyah. I am writing this to you in English class. I am in 7th grade.
I am writing this because I want to thank you for all that you have done.
I love soccer I have played soccer for 8 years = 13 seasons of soccer. I like to play baseball and football
mostly baseball. I like to shoot my bow and my BB Gun I like to wrestle with my friends and my dad
and my family but not my cousin Derek he was wrestling champion.
I want to thank you for all that you have done for our country. Thank you for making our country free.
You have made life a lot easier.
Thank you again. Wish you have a happy life.
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Name: Ty   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt
Jr. High    Class: Mrs. Murph's English Class   State: IL
Veteran experience:   Hello, my name is Ty and I am going to thank you through this letter. I am writing
this paper for my seventh grade English class. I am also writing this letter to thank you.
I like playing piano. I am in the honor choir for our school and last year I played the  accompaniment for a
girl in my class while she sang the song.(it was Colors of the Wind). Also, I am in the Eco Team and we
went to Eco Meet just a month ago, where we  came in 9th place. I was also in the Eco Team Last year
where we placed 8th.  Your serving in the military has made our lives so much easier. It has brought peace
throughout the nation. It has helped us achieve so many things. I hope that it will stay this way and we will
keep achieving more because of you serving in the military.
Thank you once again. I send best wishes from my family and me to your family and you.
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Name: Elisabeth   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt Jr. High   Class: English

State: IL

Veteran experience:   Hello, my name is Elisabeth, I am in Jr. High, I am

interested in basketball, playing the piano, tennis, track, and watching football

and baseball games. I am writing this in English to thank all of the veterans.

Thank you for serving for my country. You have made my life easier because I

know that I am free and have rights. You are very generous to do that for our

country.  I can not ever thank you enough. Your service has made my life happier.

Thanks again

Elisabeth

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Name: Taylor
Age: 12   School: Roosevelt Jr. High School     Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Taylor , I am writing this in Mrs. Murphy's English class.
I am writing this letter to thank the veterans for everything they've done for our country. It takes
great courage and bravery to go out there and risk your life for our  country.
I play the saxophone in our school marching band, we are the Marching Braves. We have a lot of
fun performing in parades along with other bands. I am not in any sports or clubs.
All of the soldiers and veterans service has made life easier for me because I know we have enough
people who are willing to fight for our country and who care about our safety. It has also made my life
better because I know I am safe in my country. Also, we are a free country and
that is because of you.
Thanks again for your service, it means a lot to everyone. Best  Wishes!
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Name: Jetta   Age: 13    School: Roosevelt Jr.High   Class: English     State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Jetta I am in Jr. High, and I am writing this in English class.
I am writing this letter to thank you for fighting for our country.
My favorite sports to play are basketball, softball. I like to watch football and basketball. My favorite
football team is the  Bears. My favorite basketball team is Illini.
Thank you for fighting for our country and giving us freedom. Thank you again for fighting for our
country. I wish you the best of luck.
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Name: Ashley   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt Jr. High  Class: English     State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Ashley. I go to Casey Westfield and in seventh grade. I am
writing this for English class. I'm writing this to thank you for what you have done for this country.
I like to play the piano. Another thing that I like to do is watch football. My favorite team is the Colts
in the NFL.  You have made it possible for me to watch sports. My life is better than it would have been.
You have also made it possible for me to play the piano or other daily activities I  do.
I thank you for helping this country in their time of need. I wish  you the best wishes.
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Name: Kassidi   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt Jr. High  School     Class: Mrs. Murphy's 7th grade English class   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Kassidi and I am writing this letter for an English class. I wanted to
thank you for serving our country and making the great sacrifices for us. To everyone, you are a hero and
they look up to you everyday.
Here is a little bit about me. In my meantime I love to dance and cheer. I like playing with my yorkie named
Tater and attending  the town's sports games.
Your sacrifice has made my life easier greatly. I can automatically know that I am in a safe place and there
are people out there who won't let anyone damage or destroy our homes. Without you and your army, we might
have to do what people want us to do. We could have a king and queen to order us around and we would not
have the right to be free. You do not know how much you mean to all of us.
I just want to thank you again for doing everything you have done. I hope you have a great future and all of
my best wishes are out to you.
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Name: Dalton   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt     Class: Mrs. Murphy's English class   State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hi my name is Dalton . I am writing this letter for a English assignment. I am writing this
letter to thank you for all you have done for america and risking your life thanks.
Some of my hobbies are playing sports like football basketball and baseball. I also like to go and watch our
high school do all of these activities to we have some very good teams. Right now it is football season and
our team is in the final four and we are undefeated.
I just want to tell you how you have made my life and others easier every day. Some of these things are just
going that takes a lot of heart and courage because you are risking your life every day for this country and the
people. Now you have made our country safe.
Thanks again  for doing this for our country. And best wishes for you and coming home.
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Name: Ally   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt Jr. High    Class: Mrs. Murphy's English   State: IL
Veteran experience:   Hi, my name is Ally. I'm writing this letter for my 7th grade English class.
I would just like to thank you for what you sacrificed for us all.
I like to play sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball. I played on the Jr. High softball team this
year and we got second in state. We all had lots of fun.
You have made my life easier by sacrificing your life to save our country. You have also given me the freedom
to be able to walk around with out being scared that I will be shot. Whether it was your choice or not you still
went to see what you could do to help.
I would just like to thank you again for what you have done for me, my family, and my friends. Best Wishes to
you all and good luck with all you do.
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Name: Tori   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt   Class: Mrs. Murphy's 7th Grade English class   State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hi, my name is Tori. I am writing this letter for an English assignment. I am writing this to
thank you for everything you've done for our country.
Some of my hobbies are soccer and volleyball. Every Friday night, but know every Saturday, I go to the high
school football games. We are now in the final four and still undefeated.
You don't know how easier you have made my life. Now I can wake up every morning and not have to worry
about terrorist attacks. You have made my life so much better by making this country free. I just want to say
thanks again for everything you've done for us.
All of my best wishes are out to you!
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Name: Josh   Age: 13    School: Roosevelt   Class: English   State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Josh.  I am writing to you from my English class.  I am writing to you
to thank you for serving in the military.
Right now I am playing junior high basketball.  I also like to play football and baseball.  I also enjoy playing
games on the  computer.
You have helped to keep America free.  You have done this by giving up your time to fight in other countries.
You have made my life better by giving me freedom. I want to thank you again for serving.  I hope you have a good time.
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Name: Derek   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt   Class: english   State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hi, my name is Derek. I am writing this in my englsh class. I am writing this letter to
thank a veteran on Veteran's Day.
I am playing basketball for my junior high team right now. I also play football and baseball. I like to watch
our high school football team we just made it to the final  four.
They made life easier for me by making the USA not have a king or ruler bossing us around. We also don't
have to worry about terrorists. You have made life better for me by giving the US freedom.
Thank you again. Best of wishes to you and your family.
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Name: Darbie   Age: 12    School: Roosavelt J.H.      Class: English     State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi I'm Darbie! I am writing to thank you for being a veteran. All of my english 
class is writing to veterans to thank them to.
I like to play soccer, volleyball, tennis, and swimming. I'm in choir and band and LOVE art. I also play 
Taps on my trumpet at military funerals.
You serving in the military has made my life  better because I am free. I am glad you served fro us. 
Since you served I can enjoy some things others can't.
Thanks again! Have a wonderful day!                           Sincerely, Darbie
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Name: Shawn   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt  Class: 13   State: IL
Veteran experience:    Hi my name is Shawn. This is an english assignment for our school. The reason 
I am writing this letter is to tell the Veterans thank you.
My hobbies are video games, sports(basketball, baseball, football). I like to play video games more
 than anything else. My next favorite is probably basketball.
Now to acknowledge the veterans. I would like to thank you for making life easier here in America.  Here
 are some ways that you have helped, you've given us freedoms, a sense of security and many other things.
Once again thank you for helping make life so much easier. Best of wishes to you and may we someday
 help you as much as you have helped us.
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Name: Holly   Age: 12   School: Roosevelt Jr. High   Class: English

State: IL

Veteran experience:    Hello, my name is Holly and I'm from a Jr. High English Class. We are writing a letter to

 veteran's to thank all of you for everything you do. My dad was in the Navy and a lot of my close relatives are

 veterans too. I'm not for sure if any are still serving though.

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Comments/question: Thank you veterans for serving our country in it's
desperate time of need. We are grateful to have men and women like you
to protect our country. Thank you so much for keeping us safe!
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Name: Kristine   Age: 16   School: West       Franklin High School
Class: Computer Technology   State: KS
Veteran experience: My Uncle Eric is in the National Guards. He came home from Iraq last September.
 I would just like to thank all of those fellow soldiers who fought
and who are fighting for my freedom! It really means a lot!
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Name: Jason   Age: 18   School: west franklin   Class: B.S.   State: KS

Veteran experience: my grampa is a vet

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Name: Derek   Age: 13   School: Roosevelt   Class: english   State: IL

Veteran experience: my grandpa was a world war 2 veteran

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Name: Sheryl      Age: 16     School: Port Byron High School     Class: of 2010     State: NY
Veteran experience: i don't have any experience with a veteran exactly but i do have a big heart for those

 who have served our country and helped to make it what it is today...

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Name: Simon     Age: 12      School: SJHS     Class: Language Arts     State: WY
Veteran experience: Dear veteran
Thank you for everything you have done to protect our home. Anything you do is still a big help to everyone.

 If you are hurt I hope you will heal soon. Even  if you die you will not be forgotten because you will die trying

 to protect our little place called home.

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Name: Mimo
Age: 13
School: Sheridan Junior High School
Class: Language Arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: I wish to thank you for being there to protect the country and people. Thank you for

standing up for our freedoms. I am sorry that you have to be away from your family for so long. I hope you stay safe!

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Name: tristen
Age: 12
School: sheridan jr. high school
Class: language arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you, vets, for fighitng in the war to keep our country safe. I hope you are perfectly

fine and you are not hurt.  Thank you, also, for helping us with freedom. I'm really happy that you fought for

our country and fought for freedom.

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Name: Aaron
Age: 12
School: Sheridan Junior High School
Class: Language Arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: Dear Army Soldiers, I thank you for being there to protect our country with your lives on the line.

Thank you for being strong, smart, helpful, and keeping our country free!!

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Name: Dylan
Age: 13
School: sheridan junior high school
Class: language arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: Your service to our country is greatly appreciated. Thank you for risking your life to protect

 all the men, women and children of the United States of America.

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Name: Kevin
Age: 14
School: Sheridan junior High School
Class: Language Arts

State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you for staying alive. Thank you for not getting killed. Thank you for starving to death.

Thank you for fighting for our country. Thank you for fighting for our freedom.

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Name: derek
Age: 14
School: sjhs
Class: language arts
State: WY
Veteran experience:   I'm grateful for all you veterans for sacrificing your lives and limbs for us. So thank you

for sacrificing your lives and abilities for our freedom.

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Name: Brittany
Age: 15
School: sheridan junior high school
Class: language arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: Dear Veterans, I am sad that you got hurt, but fought for my freedom. I'm glad that you do

 anything for us. I am also, glad that you have died for us and you helped us live as long as we do now. I am thankful that you were in the war ,for the us Americans in the united states of america.     
             Sincerely,Brittany
             Love veterans

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Name: nicole
Age: 14
School: SJHS
Class: Language Arts
State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you for fighting for our country. I'm very greatful for the Navy and Army.  Thank you

  for fighting so I can go to school. Thank you for leaving your families for us to do all that stuff. Thank you.

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Name: brenden
Age: 15
School: Sheridan junior high school
Class: Language arts
State: Other
Veteran experience: Thank all you veterans for making our country better. Also I would like to thank all of you

for making the U.S.A. a better place to live. The best thing you veterans do is risk your life to make other people's lives better. Thank you again.

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Name: Ellie
Age: 13
School: junior high school
Class: Mrs. Shillenn
State: WY
Veteran experience: Thank you for fighting in the war for our country.  What country do you guys fight in? 

My uncle was in the war.  He got married in California after he came home from Iraq.  Thank you again for all you do.

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Name: brandi
Age: 12
School: holton middle school
Class: mrs.felt
State: MI
Veteran experience: I think this is a great thing to do taking a day to thank the veterans

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Name: Broderick
Age: 12
School: Penn Trafford School District
Class: Library
State: PA
Veteran experience: I really appreciate all you men and women have done for our country to be a better place. 

Thank you again and may God bless you and God bless America.
Broderick

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Name: Michael
Age: 16
School: superior high school
Class: teen recovery
State: MT
Veteran experience: my cousin Mike Riley and my uncle Dan  Kenyon and my other uncle Dan Kenyon and My uncle Dawn Riley

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Name: Nathan
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
State: PA
Veteran experience: My grandpa was in Vietnam and he tells me stories about how hard it was to be in a war.

I just want to thank you for all that you've done.

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Name: marissa
Age: 12
School: trafford middle school
Class: skillstutor (computers)
State: PA
Veteran experience: thank you for everything you have done!! i really appreciate it!!!

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Name: Bethany
Age: 15
School: Greencastle High School
Class:
State: IN
Veteran experience: My brother is a SGT in the National Guard and his first child was born 3 days after he left for Iraq.

 She is now 9 months old and ready for him to come home real soon. I just want to say thank you to him and all

of his friends over there. Thank you so much, I can't wait for you to come home!

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Name: Jake
Age: 13
School: Trafford Middle School
State: PA
Veteran experience: I thank you so much for what you have done for the country. I am very thankful that we

 have people like you who are willing to defend the country. Thank You.

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Name: Dexter
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: The work that you have done is appreciated by everyone in America. I hope you haven't

suffered any wounds. Thank you very much!!

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Name: Hope
Age: 12
School: trafford middle school
Class: skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you for helping this country and risking your lives. We all really appreciate it here at

 our school.  I just wish that this war was over with so people won't have to go out there and risk there lives for us. 

 Thank you again and we all appreciate it. I mean, because of vets, we can go outside without worrying about

 being shot.  Thank you so much and know everyone appreciates your help to save this country and the people in it.

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Name: Hannah
Age: 13
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: I would just like to thanks all of the veterans that served in wars or were in the military. 

You are a great inspiration to me and probably everyone else in the USA.  Also, i have a lot of family and

friends in the military!  you can help end this war, in Iraq!  Thank you so much for you time, effort, and even

for being away from your family and friends to help protect our country!
Thank you soooooooooooooo much,
Hannah

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Name: Dan
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thanks for helping the country.  My grandfather was an engineer for the army many years ago.

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Name: meg
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: computer skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you very much for serving in the war and making sure we all are safe.  We respect you

 very much and cant thank you enough, we are so lucky to have veterans and the military.  You make a huge

 difference on our country and our freedom, and we might not have the freedom we do today if you weren't there. 

Thank you very much!! HAPPY VETERANS DAY :)

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Name: grant
Age: 12
School: trafford middle
Class: skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank You!

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Name: Joseph
Age: 13
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you for protecting are country.  You guys are really special.  Thank you.
God Bless America.
Joey

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Name: Felicia Santos
Age: 12
School: Holton Middle School
Class: Mrs.Felt
State: MI
Veteran experience: My uncle was in the Army, so i guess he is a veteran. I never thought about it though.

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Name: Shauna
Age: 13
School: Holton Middle School
Class: Mrs.Felt
State: MI
Veteran experience: My Grandpa was in the navy so he is a Veteran to
I look up to him so I want to say "HI" to the Veterans. And Happy Veterans day!
      And what is this for all i want to do is say hi and i look up to all of you so keep it up "Happy Veterans Day!"

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Name: Hannah
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School (TMS)
Class: Skillstutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Veteran Experience:
My Pap-Pap was a Veteran in WW2 where he got shot.  However he lived and got a purple heart for being

 shot in battle.  Fred, one of my ‘Pittsburgh Grandparents' was also a veteran.  They are both very brave and

I'm SOO proud of them.  God Bless America and all it's veterans.  I'm very proud to say that I'm an American.

Thank you Veterans of any war. You gave us our freedom and fight to keep us safe.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! 
Love Hannah

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Name: Nicholas
Age: 12
School: Penn Trafford Middle
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: dear veteran, thank you for all of the protection that you and all of the other veteran have

 given us in all of the past wars and the ones that are going on now.  You have left your family and friends to

 go and serve our live back home.  you went and risked your lives for people that you didn't even know that were

 alive so no matter if you were in the air force or in the army thank you for the protection that you have given us over the years.

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Name: Alicia
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: 2014
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you so much for protecting our country and for all that you've done for everyone. 

Thank you for being brave, strong, and smart. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I couldn't

even imagine what I would react like if I were around so much violence and noise but on the other hand is that

 I'm serving for my country and thats all that matters.    But thank you so much for everything I know your kids or family will be very proud of you.                                         
                                             Thanks!

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Name: Elaine
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: 2014
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you, for all you have done to protect us here. I have had many loved ones

across seas and a missed them dearly. You put your life on the line everyday and that doesn't go unnoticed.

 It means so much that you do this. You might have just been deported or waiting to see your family and

friends this coming holiday season. I am just 12 and can't imagine what happens each day there, what you do,

how long you've been away, or anything in a foreign country beyond or borders. All in all, I just want to say thank you.

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Name: Brittany
Age: 13
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   From the bottom of my heart    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!      GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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Name: mary
Age: 13
School: trafford middle school
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Hi Veteran!  i just wanted to say thank you sooooo much for serving our country,

and giving us freedom!  You have worked very hard, and it must have been difficult at times.  You are very

 respected in this country, and you will never be forgotten!  I think it is great that you put your life on the line

 to fight for our country!  You really are hero!  Keep on believing and being brave!  Thank you sooo much! 

Like I said, you will be remembered forever!!! ;)

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Name: Brittany
Age: 13
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you so much for all you have done for our country. If it weren't for you we wouldn't

have all the rights and freedoms we have today. You have given us the best gifts you could ever give!!!

Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bless you   You are the BRAVEST !!!!!!

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Name: austin
Age: 12

School: Trafford Middle School
Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you so much for serving our country .I think it is great what you did back when

you were in the Army/Coast Guard/Navy/Marines/Air Force.

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Name: Jaden
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Ms .Nykel
State: IN
Veteran experience: My uncle Tony is in the Air Force. I miss him so much .i don't like school food .

Do you like your food? Do any of your friends go too? I hope your ok.                Jaden
    p.s.I might go there when I grow up

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Name: Cooper
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nikel
State: IN
Veteran experience: Thank you for helping our contry

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Name: garrett
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: thank you for helping our country

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Name: alexandra      Age: 10     School: sunny ridge     Class: mr Lindsay     State: ID
Veteran experience: my uncle is one and he is an uncle

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Name: Eden     Age: 12     School: sunny ridge     Class: Lindsay     State: ID
Veteran experience: I live with one

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Name: Kirsten      Age: 9     School: Bremen Elementary     Class: Mrs.Nykiel      State: IN
Veteran experience: My grandpa was in the Air Force and my grandma did not see him for a year and she was sad

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Name: Maggie     Age: 9     School: afelmetre     Class: 3dw     State: WI
Veteran experience: Thank  you   for  all your help.

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Name: makinna      Age: 9      School: adams      Class: 3dw     State: WI
Veteran experience: thank  you  four   all   you  did

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Name: Hannah      Age: 12      School: TMS       Class: Class of 2014      State: PA
Veteran experience: Fred, Pap-Pap, and ALL Veterans,
Thank you SO much for fighting to keep us safe.  It shows how much you care about everyone and our freedom. 

 God Bless you all for fighting to give us all freedom. 
(For Fred and Pap-Pap,  Thank you SOOOO much for everything you've done.  I love you guys with all my heart!!!!
-Hannah

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Name: Jaden
Veteran experience: thank you for all you are doing and we all thank you

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Name: lindy     Age: 12     School: Trafford Midddle     Class: Library     State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you so much for all that you do.

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Name: Austin        Age: 14         School: Trafford middle       Class: skills tutor     State: PA
Veteran experience: my great uncle was a World War I and II vet and he also served in Vietnam and i

 think its great when people take care of our nation and protect it with their lives and do everything they

can just to protect and fight for their country.

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Name: Rahul      Age: 11         School: Seely Place         Class: Mr.Cass         State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran; I am typing this letter for my sixth grade social studies class thank you

for fighting for our country in any war that has happened recently but if you fought in WW2 thank you so

 much for fighting for our country. Thank you Veteran for doing your part in our country.
Sincerely ,   Rahul

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Name: Tyler        Age: 14         School: trafford middle school         Class: library       State: PA
Veteran experience: hello veterans,
           I would like to thank you for serving and protecting our country for many years.  my grandfather was

 in the WW2 and Vietnam and thankfully came back just like all of you. 
          So i would just like to say thanks.
  Sincerely,
        Tyler

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Name: Steve         Age: 14           School: Trafford        Class: Library        State: PA
Veteran experience: Dear Vet,
           Thank you for all of your hard work, it really means a lot to me.  If our country did not have you,

 we might not be the United States of America any more.  Dude, you are my hero.  Peace.

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Name: Nick       Age: 13        School: Trafford Middle School       Class: Library         State: PA
Veteran experience: Dear soldier,
          Thank you for defending America in it's time of need.  I don't know if anybody will even read this,

 or who will read it if somebody does but I just want to express my thanks for all of those brave troops

 who have fought for America's freedom!!

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Name: nick         Age: 14         School: tms         Class: library         State: PA
Veteran experience:
thank you for fighting for our country. you are really heroes thank you appreciate it. Thanks

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Name: Joe        Age: 13      School: Penn-Trafford      Class: Library        State: PA
Veteran experience: Dear Soldier,           
     Thank you for fighting in the war for our country.  Your are very brave.  I hope that you fell accomplished in what you have done.

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Name: Jake       Age: 13        School: Penn Trafford         Class: Library        State: PA
Veteran experience: Dear brave and courageous soldier,
        I thank you for what you have done and are doing for us. I hope you come home safe. Have a safe and nice day.

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Name: keith         Age: 14         School: trafford middle school           State: PA
Veteran experience: thank you for serving our country. my grandfather was a veteran from the korean war

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Name: Sarah       Age: 13       School: Trafford Middle School       Class: Library/ Skills Tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Dear Solider,
I would like to thank you so much for fighting for our country. It means so much that we can walk

around here safe because you are over there fighting for our freedom.  I hope that you can come home

 soon and be back here with your family.
Thank you so much for all that you are doing for our country,
Sarah

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Name: David         Age: 14        School: TMS        State: PA
Veteran experience: My grandfather and multiple uncles were in the Cold War, World War II, and The

 Vietnam War. One of them served in Vietnam as a patrol officer.2 of my uncles served in the cold war

 as regular soldiers. And my other uncle served in the Navy as a submarine assistant commander over near

 Poland. And so, I thank all of the veterans who fight for their lives and country in the past wars, and the future ones too.

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Name: Dominic       Age: 13         School: TMS         Class: Bacco         State: PA
Veteran experience: My great grandfather is a retired marine and has served in WW2. He is very proud of

what he did to help our country win and has made his mark in history.  I love that people are willing to risk

 their lives to keep this country safe and free.  I have a great respect for those kind of people and will

anything I can to help and honor those great heroes.

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Name: Alyssa         Age: 13        School: TMS        Class: Kucan        State: PA
Veteran experience: I don't know any veterans, but i'd like to thank them for helping the country.

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Name: joshua        Age: 10         School: Azalea        Class: 4 grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: Dear soldiers,
Thank you for all the freedom and support you have gave to the USA and other countrys. 

You have help poor families in other countrys with can foods like stringbeans, corn on the cob, and rice and

 by protecting them from harm.  I hope that you all come home to see your families.  I know they miss you.
Sincerely,    Joshua
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Name: Jonathan        Age: 13        School: Trafford Middle School        Class: Computers
State: PA
Veteran experience: Dear Soldier,
Hello i would like to thank you for serving our country.  I hope you guys will come back soon so you can

be with your families.  I the kid who likes war games but I'm sure the real thing is horrifying. My choice for life

is to join the army when i get older so maybe some day your grandchildren will be sending me one of these. 

 I am very educated in the terms of old war such as ww2 but not the new technologies.  I'm sure its so hard to

 do what you guys are doing.  I'm sorry i couldn't send you anything but I did forget. 
                                                                 Thank You,
                                                               Jonathan.

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Name: Matthew       Age: 9        School: Azalea Elementary         Class: 4th grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: THANK you for fighting for my right to be free and I have hade two people in my family

that have served in wore. THANK you again.
 sincerely matthew.

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Name: Sarah        Age: 9         School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th grade      State: FL
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country well. I have a couple people that were in the war

.I think you are amazing. Stay safe.

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Name: Grace      Age: 9        School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th Grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: Thank you for helping us. We really are thankful for all you have done for us.

We appreciate you alot. Thank you sooooooooo much. And stay safe!

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Name: Jared       Age: 10         School: Azalea Elementary         Class: 4th grade         State: FL
Veteran experience:
We thank you for serving us. I had three members of my family in the service and I am greatful to them.

We thank for not giving up or taking the easy way out. Thank you

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Name: Jamiyah       Age: 9        School: Azalea Elementry          Class: 4 grade       State: FL
Veteran experience: I thank you for fighting for our righ t.Because it really means alot to me and I appreciate it.

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Name: vinny        Age: 10       School: azalea elementary      Class: 4 grade       State: FL
Veteran experience: i just wanted to thank you for all that you guy/girl did for our country. i thank you for

 are right and freedom and some place people do not have freedom. and i had a family. in Iraq right now

and it hard  because I've  haven't seen my aunt in close to a year so i just wanted  to let you no   that I'm

proud of you guy risking your life  for use.

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Name: Brittany        Age: 9       School: Azalea Elementary       Class: 4th Grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: I have know clue how bad it is in Iraq or Afghanistan , but I am glad that all the solders

 that are risking their lives to serve our country.     My great Grandpa Clide had served in War World 2 and

 I know from my grandpa and my father that all you solders families are missing you. If it weren't for you,

 I'd probably already have a job and wouldn't get paid for it! THANK YOU VETERANS!

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Name: kobe      Age: 10         School: azalea elementary        Class: 4th        State: FL
Veteran experience: thank you for serving the country and thank you for our freedom and thank you for

fighting for us to have the rights to do stuff. also thank you for protecting me.

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Name: Cheyenne       Age: 11        School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th grade
State: FL
Veteran experience: Thank you for helping the US of America. And protecting old and young people. I know you can do it.

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Name: Caelan       Age: 9        School: Azalea Elementary       Class: 4th Grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: I just wanted to thank you for your bravery and caring protection in our country.

We citizens are free and we can have rights in your /our beautiful America!
Sincerely,
Caelan

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Name: Brittany       Age: 9        School: azalea elementary        Class: 4 grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran
alot of my family has served. So I thank you from the azalea and believe in your self .SO THANK YOU!

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Name: Jordan        Age: 10        School: azalea elementary        Class: 4 grade        State: FL
 
Veteran experience: Thank you for fighting for us. Thank you for putting your lives out there for us.

 If you where not there we would be plowing fields.                                 
     THANK YOU!

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Name: Jacob      Age: 10         School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th grade      State: FL
Veteran experience: Thank You for all you do for us. I hope you all come home safe with 
your family. Go and fight for freedom. Thank You for all you've done.

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Name: Julia        Age: 10         School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th Grade        State: FL
Veteran experience: I want to saw thank you to my Uncle Tom. I would also like to say thank you to

everyone in the navy. Thank you so much for every thing you do for this country. You are true citizens of

the United States. Thank you so much for every thing. Stay safe.

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Name: vinny       Age: 10        School: azalea elementary         Class: 4 grade       State: FL
Veteran experience: i just wanted to thank you for all that you guy/girl did for our country. i thank you for are

 right and freedom and some place people do not have freedom. and i had a family. in Iraq right now and it

hard  because I've haven't seen my aunt in close to a year so i just wanted  to let you no   that I'm  proud of

 you guy risking your life  for use.

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Name: ayonna        Age: 10         School: Azalea Elementary       Class: 4th grade          
State: FL
Veteran experience: i just want to thank you for all you have done to save the american citizens. thank

you for saving all o our right i thank you for saving our country. and you guys are good to all of azaleas citizens.

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Name: charles      Age: 10        School: azalea Elm.         Class: 4th grade       State: FL
Veteran experience: thank you for all you do. you all help are country. thank you for helping everyone.

 thank you. also my dad is in basic training. so i kind of know how you feel me and my sister are waiting

 for are dad. so thank you everyone.

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Name: Sydney      Age: 9        School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th grade     State: FL
Veteran experience: I want to thank you for everything that you do for me. If you were not here I might be

plowing fields right now! I truly appreciate you. America and I all love you.You rock!  :]

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Name: Mary Jo Corley       Age: 11      School: Trafford Middle School       Class: Mrs.Ruoff
State: PA
Veteran experience: I have had alot of experience with veterans because my family has history of them

 being veterans because my great grandfather was in world war one, my grandfather was in world war two,

 and my dad was in the navy so I want to them and veterans who risk there life to help there country

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Name: asia        Age: 11      School: azalea elementary       Class:  4th grade     State: FL
Veteran experience: Thank you for putting your life out their and saving some of  us and i am so

glade that you did that for us.

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Name: Emma      Age: 9      School: Azalea Elementary        Class: 4th grade       State: FL
Veteran experience:  Thank You for fighting for us so we have the rights to do the things we can.  It

 is nice of you to fight for us.

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Name: John       Age: 12        School: Trafford middle School       Class: skillstutor        State: PA
Veteran experience: thank you for all your hard work in defending our country. we really appreciate it.

my friend Matt wants to be a veteran to someday. 
 sincerely                    john

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Name: Dylan Baker         Age: 11          School: Trafford middle       Class: Mrs.Valintine
State: PA
Veteran experience: Me and my friends in and out of school would like to thank you for all the hard,

and life risking things you've done for this country. No matter what war you fought in you will always

 be remembered in our hearts

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Name: Alexander        Age: 12          School: trafford middle school        State: PA
Veteran experience: I have an uncle who sailed across the ocean in world war two. I wanted to thank

 him and all the other men and women who served in Iraq, world war one and two and all the other wars

 for serving my country. you have made a remarkable statement in our country and today is the day

 where it all pays off.                 thank you very much, Alex

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Name: Joshua        Age: 12        School: Trafford Middle School        Class: Mrs.Hoffman
State: PA
Veteran experience: My experience with a veteran was awesome. It was a honor to talk to him and meet him.

 I am honored to be talking to you right now. Everyday I pray for you and hope you are always safe.

My grandpa always told me to hang in there and don't worry. Thank you for honoring my country and I will keep praying.
Your friend, Josh

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Name: Melanie
Age: 12
School: Trafford Middle School
Class: Ski Tooter
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thank you for all your hard work!! We really appreciate you fighting in the wars,

 to make our country safe!!! Keep up the great work!! You all are so very FANTABOULUS and

awesomely awesome!!!!!!! Thanks again!!!!

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Name: clay
Age: 11
School: Trafford middle school
Class: Miss.Popovich
State: PA
Veteran experience: i have no experience. I just wanted to thank all the people that fought for our county. 

 We are so thankful for all that you have done.  We think about you a lot and we just wanted to thank you.             
 From,
                       Clay in   Level Green PA

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Name: Dominique        Age: 12        School: Trafford middle school        Class: skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: Thanks for all your hard work. You vets are awesomely awesomeful!!! Keep doing

the good work and do your best in the war. Thank you so very much for your hard work. It  is very

appreciated to me and the U.S.A. Keep up with the hard work and god bless you!

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Name: Rachel        Age: 12        School: Trafford middle school        Class: Skills tutor
State: PA
Veteran experience: i would like to thank my pappy lee smith for serving in world war one he was in

 alot of danger but he still fought strong

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Name: R.J.         Age: 12         School: trafford middle school         State: PA
Veteran experience: my grandfather was in the coastguard i always thank him.   i thank everyone

that was in the army , navy , coastguard, and marines

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Name: Julie        Age: 6        School: Greenock Elem Eliz/Fwd Sch Dist
Class: 1st gr        State: PA
Veteran experience: My Uncle as in the Navy on USS Nimitz from 1986-1990

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Name: SAVANNAH        Age: 5        School: SHACKLETTE ELEMENTARY, LOU. KY
Class: KINDERGARDEN          
Veteran experience: MY POPPY IS A RETIRED MARINE & HE SERVED IN THE VIETMAN WAR.

HE WAS IN THE MARINES FOR 20 YEARS....ALSO YOU NEED TO ADD KENTUCKY TO THE STATES

 LISTED ABOVE...

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Name: Ashley         Age: 13        School: Trafford Middle School         State: PA
Veteran experience: Hi. My name is Ashley. I would like to thank all the Veterans out there that helped

 defend our country. My grandpa served in WWII. So for any Vets out there, thank you so much.

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Name: John        Age: 14         School: Inglewood Junior High
Class: Social Studies        State: WA
Veteran experience: I would like to thank Veterans for honoring our country and make it a happy

 and safe country. I would also love to thank the vet's for being really brave to protect our country!
Thank you!

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Name: Ryan           Age: 14       
School: Inglewood Junior High        Class: Social Studies        State: WA
Veteran experience: I can't believe people put up their lives to serve America. No way can I do that.

I worship them for that.

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Name: Caitlyn         Age: 12         School: Ansted Middle School         Class: social studies
State: WV
Veteran experience:        My step uncle is in the army. My uncle is still alive and will be going

back in 2009 and coming back in 2010.I also hope he comes back home safe and alive .He said he

 will come back alive and bring me something back. I just wanted to say think you for risking your

 life to protect our country. I love the veterans of the world.

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Name:  Sapphire        Age: 11         School: Ansted Middle School         Class: Social Studies
State: WV
Veteran experience: My great uncle is a Veteran . He is still alive.  He is in Tennessee. I want to be

 respected as much as a Veteran. I have not been able to see him for... I have never see him.
                              Sincerely,
                              Sapphire Jenkins

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Name: Courtney         Age: 11       School: Ansted Middle School    
Class: Mrs.Syners social studies       State: WV
Veteran experience: Sgt. Jeffary Scott Angel 2 went on tour in Iraq 3 times.  He got killed in a training

accident in Kentucky.  He was a part of Fort Campbell.  He was killed at the age of 24.  He got killed 9/11/07. 

 I never got to meet him but, he was one of my mom's best friend.  He had a daughter named Sophia. 

 They have a picture of him with her on the day he got killed.  He was only with her 3 weeks before he got

 killed. His mom is one of my best friends.  You may know him.  He wasn't in the National Guard Army.

He was in the regular Army. But, he was really a lot of help to this country.  We all love and miss you Scott!

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Name: Makayla       Age: 11         School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies        State: WV
Veteran experience:        My Grandad was a veteran. I would like to take time to thank him for serving

 our country and my family. Every year at my Church the Sunday before veterans day we have a service

 to remember the veterans who passed on, and the ones who are still living.

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Name: Olivia       Age: 12        School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies        State: WV
Veteran experience: Veteran,
        My Papa was a veteran and I want to thank you and him for serving our country.  I have a step

brother in the Navy now and my family and I prey for him and everyone else serving our country,

and that most of them make it home.  I am so thankful we have everyone there helping us be free.

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Name: Anthony       Age: 11       School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Mrs.Syner        State: WV
Veteran experience: Well, my experience with a veteran was my great grandpa. He was in World War II

and I want to thank him for everything that he has done for me.
And that he that he fought for our freedom. So Thank you for everything that you have done for us.

My grandpa is out of the war and in almost critical condition and he almost died in the war fighting for us.

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Comments/question:  I'm Nancy and I'm from Ansted Middle School and I would like to thank you for

your services in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines.  You've helped us be a free country, me and all

 the students thank you for your services. My brother, stepdad, grandpas, uncles, and a couple of my aunts are Veterans in a lot of wars.
                    Sincerely, Nancy

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Comments/question:      Thank you for serving us. Thank you for our country and for our freedom.

 I have a long generation of people. They're trying to get my brother to join. My great great great

grandfather was in a war I forget, but goes down the line. But I can only remember to my papaw he

 was in the Viet Nam War. My dad has been in the Iraq war and he's going to The fight of Afghanistan.

So I won't see him for 2 years. It's nice to talk to someone who understands. Thank You!                     

Sincerely,
                           Hailey

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Name: Christopher Morton      Age: 11            School: Anstead Middle School
Class: 6th G       State: WV
Veteran experience: My great-grandfather was in World War II ,And I am glad you let him be in the army

, because he died at the age of 105. And I just wanted to thank you for giving up your lives to protect us. 

 Also, my dad was in the Marines Corpse for about 13 years.  I am lucky to have so many Veterans.

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Name: Lauren       Age: 11       School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies       State: WV
Veteran experience:      My Grandfather was a Veteran, and I would like to thank him for all he was

 doing. He was in the Vietnam War. So I would like to say, "Thank you for giving up your life for our country.”

 Then in the other hand I would like to thank the other Veterans for doing the same thing my grandfather did.
         Love,        Lauren

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Name: Billy       Age: 12         School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies        State: WI
Veteran experience: I had family members in the war or something in that nature. But they have finished in the

 army or whatever they were in it before I was I was 1 year old they both made out alive. Well good job of what ur doing.

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Name: Destiny         Age: 12         School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies        State: WV
Veteran experience: My Grandfather is a Veteran. He fought in the Vietnam War. He is about 64 now. I want to

 thank him and all of the other veterans, because they do so much for our country. They also defend lives of

strangers. We are lucky to have such wonderful people in America. God bless all our troops.
                                 Love,
                                 Destiny

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Name: Cody         Age: 12         School: Ansted Middle School 
Class: 6th grade       State: WV
Veteran experience: My grandfather was in the Vietnam war. He was in the marine core. Amazingly he got

shot in the head twice and he was carrying shrapnell in his stomach. But The good Lord willing he is still alive

 today at age, 61. But unfortunately his brother was shot down in a helicopter and killed in combat. I would like

 to thank him and his brother for their service in the military, fighting for our country. But, we can never thank

them enough for the sacrifices that they made.

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Name: Anthony    
Age: 11
School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Mrs.Syner
State: WV
Veteran experience: Well, my experience with an veteran was my great grandpa. He was in World War 2

and I want to thank him for everything that he has done for me.
And that he that he fought for our freedom. So Thank you for everything that you have done for us. My

grandpa is out of the war and in almost critical condition and he almost died in the war fighting.

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Name: Billy
Age: 12
School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies
State: WV
Veteran experience: I have 2two family members that used to be in the war or something of that nature

 thank you for what you do. Good Bye

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Name:  Sapphire
Age: 11
School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies
State: WV
Veteran experience: my great uncle was is a Veteran.

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Name: Billy
Age: 12
School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies
State: WV
Veteran experience: My uncle and Grampaw were veterans and I want to thank you about everything.

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Name: shannon
Age: 18
School: transitions center
Class: 12
State: MI
Veteran experience: both my grandpas served in WWII and my father in viet nam.

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Name: Thaniel
Age: eight
School: braintree elementary
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: One of my grandfathers was in the military working to repair the air force coming

and going. I think he wasn't hurt but I'll find out probably soon.

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Name: brandon
Age: 8
School: braintree elementay
Class: thirdgrade

State: VT
Veteran experience:  Uncle Ray told me a story about the war.

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Name: sierra
Age: eight
School: braintree elementary
Class: third    grade
State: VT
Veteran experience:  my  aunt  shannon   was  in    iraq   in   2006    and    2007   .She   was   there

   for  a   year   and   a  half    I\m   glad  that  she   didn't  die   in  iraq   .

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Name: aubrey
Age: 9
School: Braintree     Elementary
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: My step dad was in the military . He was in Iraq. for three years.

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Name: jake
Age: 9
School: Braintree school
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: I don't know a veteran but thank you anyway.

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Name: kylee
Age: 9
School: Braintree Elementary
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: I don't know any one but thank you.

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Name: emily
Age: nine
School: braintree Elementary school
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: my dad  was in Iraq in 2004 . He was there for  a  year and a  half.   He's still alive i'm glad.

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Name: Jillianna
Age: 11
School: Ansted Middle School
Class: Social Studies
State: WV
Veteran experience: Jill's Poem!
Respect solders
Eagles fly
McCrae's poem
Everyone cares
Magee Jr. was a poet
Between the crosses
Everyone's freedom
Remember red poppies

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Name: hunter
Age: 8
School: Braintree Elementary
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: My uncle is a Veteran and his name is John. He is a good uncle!

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Name: angel
Age: 10
School: Braintree elementary
Class: third  grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: my  grandfather  was  in  war  I  missed    him.

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Name: noah
Age: 8
School: braintree elementary
Class: third  grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: I don't know any veteran but thank you.

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Name: Jesse
Age: 11
School: Ansted Midde School
Class: Social Studes
State: WV
Veteran experience: The Famous Soldiers
Respect the soldiers in the war
Every where poppies bloom
McCrae famous poem
Every one should remember the solders
Magee Jr. was a poet
Between the crosses
Eagle means freedom and right
Remember the red poppies

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Name: Johnathan
Age: 10
School: Ansted Middle
Class: Ms.Syner
State: WI
Veteran experience: Respect The Veterans
Everyone Remembers
McCrae Was A Poet
Everyone Loved
Magee Jr. A Poet
Between The Crosses Red Poppies Grow
Everyone Respect And
Remember The Soldiers

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Name: Morgan
Age: 10
School: Ansted Middle
Class: Mrs. Syner
State: WV

Veteran experience: REMEMBER
Remember Flanders's Field and that
Eagle means freedom because
McCrae's Poem is
Ever lasting because
Magee, Jr. was a poet in
Between the crosses to
Everyone for
Respect

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Name: meadow
Age: 8
School: braintree elementary
Class: third grade
State: VT
Veteran experience: I don`t know a veteran but thank you.

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Name: Veronica
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving Bremen IN.

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Name: Sheena Roberson
Age: 12
School: VHEE
Class:
State: AL
Veteran experience: I met him at the parade

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Name: Teresa
Age: 8
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykel
State: IN
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country

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Name: Kirsten
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs,Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: My cousin will be coming up after school and being in the National Guard  .

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Name: Dominic
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
 Veteran experience: thank you for serving our country i know a guy in the army

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Name: Kirsten
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: My unkle will be coming to be in the navy .He wants to do ships. and I am very scared and nervous

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Name: zachary
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: Thank you for serving our country .

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Name: brooke
Age: 8
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: My grandpa was in the war. Ross howle. He died by cancer. Thank you for serving our country.

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Name: Veronica
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elmentary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: Thank you for everything and for helping us.

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Name: cooper
Age: 9
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs.Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: My great grampa used to be in the army.

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Name: Miss Carr's Race Cars
Age: 2nd Grade
School: Vestavia East Elementary
State: AL
Veteran experience: Interviewed local veteran

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Name: hope
Age: 8
School: Bremen Elementary
Class: Mrs. Nykiel
State: IN
Veteran experience: My dad is in iraq   and I miss him

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Name: bryanna
Age: 7
State: NY
Veteran experience: you are a special hero.

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Name: amaiya

Age: 8
School: western avevue school
Class: Ms.Zaragoza s
State: CA
Veteran experience: On November 7, 2008 I went to the assembly at school two veterans were there

 and we watched a video of the wars the veterans have to do to protect and now I know the true meaning of veterans day.

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Name: Dylan
Veteran experience: My Grandpa Was A Veteran In The Viet Nam War He Served for 1 year

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Name: zack
Age: 15
School: brockway
State: PA
Veteran experience: my great grandfather was in the army his name was joe moore and i want to take

 after him so I'm going to go to the marines and i wanted to say thanks for your service I'm proud of you guys.

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Name: Dylan
Age: 13
School: Brockway Area High School
State: PA
Veteran experience: My grandpa was in the Veteran and fought in the war. He is still alive today.

 I love him and when he was in war my grandma had my dad!
I love the Veterans!
Thanks,
Dylan

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Name: Sahara
Age: 8
School: Banford Elementary
Class: Grade 2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear veteran,
       Thank you for serving. You are a hero. You are brave.

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Name: Lakoata
Age: 7
School: banford
Class: grade2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Dad,
 I love you alot. Thanks a lot for saving the world.  You are brave.

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Name: Lacee
Age: 7
School: Banford Elementary
Class: grade 2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for serving. You are a hero.
I love you.

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Name: Adam
Age: 7
School: Banford Elementary
Class: Grade2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Uncle Dan.
Thank you for working hard and helping us to have freedom.

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Name: Anthony
Age: 7
School: Banford Elenentary
Class: Grade 2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for serving. You are our hero because you are brave.

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Name: Kristine
Age: 8
School: Banford Elementary
Class: grade 2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for serving. You are a hero. You are brave.

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Name: Brooke
Age: 7
School: banfordelenetary
Class: grade2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Bill, Thank you for serving. You are a hero. You are brave and smart.

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Name: mikel
Age: 7
School: banford
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Ryan,     Thank you for saving our country.  You are a brave army man. You are a hero.

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Name: Donovan
Age: 7
School: Banford Elementary
Class: Grade 2
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
        Thank you for serving. You are a hero. You are brave.

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Name: Robert         Age: 7       School: Banford Elenentary        Class: Grade 2    State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran ,
 Thank you for serving for our freedom. You are a hero.  You are very brave.

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Name: Gaven     Age: 7       School: Banford Elementary     Class: Grade 2    
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Papa Denner,
      Thank you for serving. You are a hero.

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Name: Paige     Age: 7     School: Banford Elementary     Class: Grade 2     
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear veteran,
Thank you for doing the nice things .You are a hero to our country. You are brave.

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Name: Rachel     Age: 7     School: Banford Elementary     Class: Grade 2     State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for saving. You are brave.

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Name: Bryanna     Age: 7     School: Banford Elementary     Class: Grade 2      State: NY
Veteran experience:
Dear Veteran,
Thank you for serving. You are very brave.

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Age: 7     School: Banford Elementary     Class: Grade 2    
State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
        Thank you for serving.

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Name: Cooper      Age: 7      School: Banford Elementary      Class: Grade 2      State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for serving.
You are a hero.
You are brave.

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Name: Maggie     Age: 7        School: Banford Elementary     Class: Grade 2     State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for serving.  Thank you for protecting our country.  You are a hero.

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Name: emma       Age: 7          School: banford        Class: grade 2       State: NY
Veteran experience: dear veteran  you  are a  hero

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Name: Emily        Age: 7        School: Banford     Class: Grade 2       State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran, 
        Thank you for serving. You are a brave person.

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Name: Jennifer       Age: 7        School: Banford Elemantary        Class: Grade 2        State: NY
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Thank you for protecting the U.S.A.
You were brave and very courageous in the army.
You're a U.S.A. hero.
Thank you, again.

Name: sharbel Age: 11 School: l Class: mrs
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Name: Alyssa   Age: 19   School: Philadelphia High School for Girls
Class: 2006   State: PA
Veteran experience: My Great Grandfather Don is proud decorated WWII
Vet. My Uncle Don is a proud Vietnam Vet. My Cousin Scott currently 
proudly decorated and serving back from Iraq. I'm very proud of all 
of them and I love them very much!
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Name: Autumn  Age: 13  School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High
Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
My first name is Autumn. I am typing this letter in 7th grade English.
I would like to thank you for serving our country and for fighting for
our freedom. Some members in my family have served in the military
unit. I have also experienced in hobbies. Some of my hobbies are basketball, 
softball, and singing. I am also in the school choir. I also have my favorite hobbies. 
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Comments/question: I just want to thank you for serving for our 
Country, and I also want to thank you for being a veteran
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Name: Bobby  Age: 12  School: J.R High Roosevelt  Class: English
State: IL
Veteran experience: Dear Veteran,
Hey my name is Bobby. I am typing this letter for English class.
Thank you for going to war to save our country.
My hobbies are playing soccer, watching TV, and playing video
games. 
I thank you for going to war because the war may be almost over. It
makes life easier because we know you veterans are home and safe.
Thanks Again, Bobby
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Name: Taylor  Age: 12  School: Casey Westfield Junior High
Class: Seventh Grade English  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hello my name is Taylor, I am writing this
letter in English class. I am writing this letter to thank the veterans 
and men or women serving or country.
I have many hobbies I like to play football, I play the postion
tackle and guard for the Casey Westfield Braves. I like to build model
cars.
Your service in the Armed forces has kept me and my family free.
Your service has made my life better, because I can be free and have
the choice to do what ever I want.
Thank you again for serving our country I really appreciate it.
Best of wishes thanks again for serving or country.
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Name: Kori  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt  Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi my name is Kori, and I'm writing this from my
English class. The reason I'm writing this is because I want to thank 
you for fighting for our countries freedom.
My hobbies are to play basketball, volleyball, and track this year. 
My activities are to hang out with my friends after school and watch 
movies with my friends if they come over.
Thank You and best wishes to you.
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Name: RiAnn  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt  Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: My name is RiAnn. I am writing a letter for my
English class. I wanted to thank you for serving in the war!
Right now I am in basketball, and the people to people ambassadors
program. I'm also on my church puppet team, and sticks team. I am going
on a world changers trip in July. I am going to be a marine biologist.
 I love to draw and am going to take art classes. To think I never
 would have been able to do these things without you! Thank you.
 Thank you so much! My best wishes to you! God bless you
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Name: ALICIA Age: 12 School: Roosevelt Class: English

State: IL

Veteran experience: I'm Alicia. I'm writing this because I appreciate

all that you have done for this country.

I love to play volleyball with my friends. I also love spending time

with my family. I love all the freedom we get from you serving.

You have made my life my life easier by giving me freedom. You have made

my life better by giving me the freedom that we deserve.

thank you and best wishes.

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Name: Mack  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt  Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: My name is Mack I'm writing this in English. I'm writing 
this to thank you for risking your life for us. My favorite sport I love to 
play is football. You've helped life to be so much easier because you've risked
 your life for our freedom. Thank you so much for what you've done.    
Sincerely, best wishes Mack.
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Name: Garett  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Garett I am glad that there was or are 
people how fight in the war or serve in the navy, army, or military. You make
 it to where I can play football and basketball my two favorite sports. You 
guys and gals are the reason we are free you've made life so much easier 
because of this I give you my most sincere thanks. 
      best wishes Garett
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Name: Alex Age: 13 School: Casey-Westfield Junior High

Class: English State: IL

Veteran experience: Bonjourne (that's Italian for Hello!) I'm Alex. A

girl by the way. I'm writing this to you in English class. It's a

letter to say Thanks!

I don't do any sports...but my dad is trying to get me to. I'm just

to shy for that though. But I am really smart...but then again I get

distracted easily. That's my only flaw. I like to write poetry and

read. I watch a lot of T.V. mostly to know what's going on in the world(there seems to be a lot.)

I appreciate so much that you fought for this country. It made such a

big difference. If you think about it...what if nobody cared and didn't

put up a fight? It would be a lot different here. So thank you very much!

Best of wishes to you and to everyone else fighting or that has fought for us.

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Name: Taylor  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt  Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi my name is Taylor. I am writing this in English class.
 I am writing this letter because I want to think you for taking your own 
time to give me and all of America the freedom we deserve. My hobbies are
 swimming, soccer, and cheerleading. 
You have made my life easer by giving me a, girl, the freedom to go
to school to get an education unlike in other places where girls don't
have that right they have to stay home and help their mom take care of
their homes once again thank you so very much for giving me freedom. 
Best wishes to you and your family.
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 Name: Olivia  Age: 12  School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High
Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi, my name is Olivia. I am writing this letter
for my English class. I am also writing this letter to tell you how much
 I appreciate you for being a Veteran.
My activities/hobbies I am playing in is basketball,Cheerleading, and volleyball.
 I like playing basketball because it is a fast sport. I like to cheer because
 I can do flips. I like playing volleyball because I like to set the ball.
  Thank you again for serving in the war. Best wishes to you.
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Name: Taylor  Age: 12  School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High
Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hello, this is Taylor. I am writing to you from
my english class. We are writing these letters to tell you how much we
appreciate you.
My activities/hobbies are playing basketball, track, and volleyball.
I like to go shopping, being outside, and going to parties. I also like
to talk to my friends.
I am so appreciative that you fought in the war for us to be free.
Thank you again for serving in the war. Best wishes to you and your
family. 
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Name: Lacy  Age: 13  School: Casey-Westfield Jr. High
Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hi, my name is Lacy. I am righting this letter of
thanks to you in my English class. I am also righting this letter to
thank you for fighting for our country so I can to the everyday things.
I love sports like softball, basketball, and volleyball. Back in
September my softball team,(the Lady Braves), went to the state finals and
 got 2nd in state! It was a good experience. 
Comments/question: Hey, I just wanted to say how brave you guys are. I
 wanted to thank you for doing everything you can...
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Name: Desiree  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt  Class: English State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi, My name is Desiree. I am writing this in english 
class. I am writing this letter because I want to thank you for taking your 
time to give me and all of America the freedom we deserve.
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Name: Jake  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt jr high
Class: Mrs. Murphy's English class  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Jake and I am thanking you for serving
 our country. I am writing this letter for my English class. I want to show
 my respect to the veterans in the wars. I play football, track, and wrestling. 
My favorite one is football. I am small for my grade but I am strong and I can hit hard.
You have made life better for us because you have helped keep us a
free country. I can not imagine life with a dictator ruling us. I would
hate to only have a loaf of bread a day.
I just want to thank you again. Also best wishes to your family and
you Jake.
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Name: Elisabeth  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt Jr. High
Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hello, my name is Elisabeth, I am in Jr. High, I
am interested in basketball, playing the piano, tennis, track, and
watching football and baseball games. I am writing this in English to thank
 all of the veterans. Thank you for serving for my country. You have made my
 life easier because I know that I am free and have rights. You are very 
generous to do that for our country.
I can not ever thank you enough. Your service has made my life
happier.
 Thanks again
     Elisabeth 
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Name: Mallory  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt
Class: Mrs. Murphy English class  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Mallory. I am writing to thank all 
the veterans and active soldier for serving in our country. I am writing 
this for my 7th grade English class.
My hobbies are Cheerleading, playing a flute, and swimming. I enjoy hanging
 out with friends and playing with my cat. Another one of my
hobbies are having fun.
This service has made my life better by making our country free.
Their service has made my life better but making us free. By making us free
 we don't have to be ruled by a ruler. Thank you again. Hope the best wishes to you.
          Sincerely, Mallory
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Name: Jerimyah  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt  
Class: Mrs. Murphy's English Class State: IL
Veteran experience: My name is Jerimyah. I am writing this to you in
 English class. I am in 7th grade. I am writing this because I want to 
thank you for all that you have done.
I love soccer I have played soccer for 8 years = 13 seasons of soccer.
 I like to play baseball and football mostly baseball. I like to shoot 
my bow and my BB Gun I like to wrestle with my friends and my dad and my
 family but not my cousin Derek he was wrestling champion.
I want to thank you for all that you have done for our country. Thank you
 for making our country free. You have made life a lot easier.
  Thank you again. Wish you have happy life.
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Name: Ty  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt Jr. High  Class: Mrs. Murph`s English Class  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hello, my name is Ty and I am going to thank you
through this letter. I am writing this paper for my seventh grade
English class. I am also writing this letter to thank you.
I like playing piano. I am in the honor choir for our school and last year
 I played the accompaniment for a girl in my class while she sang the song.
(it was Colors of the Wind). Also,I am in the Eco Team and we went to Eco Meet
 just a month ago, where we came in 9th place. I was also in the Eco Team Last 
year where we placed 8th.
Your serving in the military has made our lives so much easier. It has brought
 peace throughout the nation. It has helped us achieve so
many things. I hope that it will stay this way and we will keep achieving more
 because of you serving in the military.
Thank you once again. I send best wishes from my family and me to your family and you.
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Name: Elisabeth Age: 13 School: Roosevelt Jr. High Class: English

State: IL

Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Elisabeth, I am in Jr. High, I am

interested in basketball, playing the piano, tennis, track, and watching

football and baseball games. I am writing this in English to thank all of

the veterans. Thank you for serving for my country. You have made my life

easier because I know that I am free and have rights. You are very generous

to do that for our country. I can not ever thank you enough. Your service

has made my life happier.

Thanks again

   Elisabeth 

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Name: Taylor Age: 12 School: Roosevelt Jr. High School

Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Taylor, I am writing this in Mrs. Murphy's
 English class. I am writing this letter to thank the veterans for everything
 they've done for our country. It takes great courage and bravery to go out 
there and risk your life for our country.
I play the saxophone in our school marching band, we are the Marching Braves.
 We have a lot of fun performing in parades along with other
bands. I am not in any sports or clubs.
All of the soldiers and veterans service has made life easier for me
because I know we have enough people who are willing to fight for our
country and who care about our safety. It has also made my life better
because I know I am safe in my country. Also, we are a free country and
that is because of you.
 Thanks again for your service, it means a lot to everyone. Best
 Wishes!
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Name: Jetta  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt Jr.High  Class: English
State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello my name is Jetta I am in Jr. High, and I am writing
 this in English class. I am writing this letter to thank you for fighting for
 our country. 
My favorite sports to play are basketball, softball. I like to watch football
 and basketball. My favorite football team is the Bears. My favorite basketball
 team is Illini.
Thank you for fighting for our country and giving us freedom. Thank you again for
 fighting for our country. I wish you the best of luck.
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Name: Ashley  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt Jr. High Class: English
State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Ashley. I go to Casey Westfield and in
 seventh grade. I am writing this for English class. I'm writing this to thank
 you for what you have done for this country.
I like to play the piano. Another thing that I like to do is watch football.
 My favorite team is the Colts in the NFL.
You have made it possible for me to watch sports. My life is better than it 
would have been. You have also made it possible for me to play the piano or other
 daily activities I do.
I thank you for helping this country in their time of need. I wish
 you the best wishes.
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Name: Kassidi  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt Jr. High School
Class: Mrs. Murphy`s 7th grade English class  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Kassidi and I am writing this letter for
 an English class. I wanted to thank you for serving our country and making the
 great sacrifices for us. To everyone, you are a hero and they look up to you everyday.
Here is a little bit about me. In my meantime I love to dance and cheer. I like
 playing with my yorkie named Tater and attending the town's sports games.
Your sacrifice has made my life easier greatly. I can automatically know that I
 am in a safe place and there are people out there who won't let anyone damage 
or destroy our homes. Without you and your army, we might have to do what
 people want us to do. We could have a king and queen to order us around 
and we would not have the right to be free. You do not know how much you mean to all of us.
I just want to thank you again for doing everything you have done. 
I hope you have a great future and all of my best wishes are out to
you.
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Name: Dalton  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt  Class: Mrs. Murphy's English class  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi my name is Dalton. I am writing this letter for
 a English assignment. I am writing this letter to thank you for all you
 have done for america and risking your life thanks.
Some of my hobbies are playing sports like football basketball and baseball.
 I also like to go and watch our high school do all of these activities to
 we have some very good teams. Right now it is football season and our team
 is in the final four and we are undefeated.
I just want to tell you how you have made my life and others easier every 
day. Some of these things are just going that takes a lot of heart and 
courage because you are risking your life every day for this country and
 the people. Now you have made our country safe.
Thanks again for doing this for our country. And best wishes for you and coming home.
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Name: Ally  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt Jr. High
Class: Mrs. Murphy's English  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hi, my name is Ally. I'm writing this letter for my 7th
 grade English class. I would just like to thank you for what you sacrificed for us all.
I like to play sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball. I played 
on the Jr. High softball team this year and we got second in state. We all had lots of fun.
You have made my life easier by sacrificing your life to save our country. 
You have also given me the freedom to be able to walk around with out being
 scared that I will be shot. Whether it was your choice or not you still went
 to see what you could do to help.
I would just like to thank you again for what you have done for me, my family,
 and my friends. Best Wishes to you all and good luck with all
you do.
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Name: Tori  Age: 12  School: Roosevelt  Class: Mrs. Murphy's 7th Grade English class  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi, my name is Tori. I am writing this letter
for an English assignment. I am writing this to thank you for everything 
you've done for our country.
Some of my hobbies are soccer and volleyball. Every Friday night,
but know every Saturday, I go to the high school football games. We are now 
in the final four and still undefeated.
You don't know how easier you have made my life. Now I can wake up every 
morning and not have to worry about terrorist attacks. You have made my 
life so much better by making this country free.
I just want to say thanks again for everything you've done for us.
All of my best wishes are out to you!
 
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Name: Josh  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt  Class: English  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hello, my name is Josh. I am writing to you from my 
English class. I am writing to you to thank you for serving in the military.
Right now I am playing junior high basketball. I also like to play football
 and baseball. I also enjoy playing games on the computer.
You have helped to keep America free. You have done this by giving up your
 time to fight in other countries. You have made my life better by giving me freedom.
I want to thank you again for serving. I hope you have a good time.
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Name: Derek  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt  Class: english  State: IL
Veteran experience: Hi, my name is Derek. I am writing this in my
englsh class. I am writing this letter to thank a veteran on Veteran's Day.
I am playing basketball for my junior high team right now. I also play football 
and baseball. I like to watch our high school football team we just made it to the final four.
 
They made life easier for me by making the USA not have a king or ruler bossing
 us around. We also don`t have to worry about terrorists. You have made life
 better for me by giving the US freedom.
Thank you again. Best of wishes to you and your family.
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Name: Darbie  Age: 12  School: Roosavelt J.H.  Class: English
State: IL 
Veteran experience: Hi I'm Darbie! I am writing to thank you for being
 a veteran. All of my english class is writing to veterans to thank them to.
I like to play soccer, volleyball, tennis, and swimming. I`m am in choir
 and band and LOVE art. I also play Taps on my trumpet at military funerals.
You serving in the military has made my life better because I am free. 
I am glad you served fro us. Since you served I can enjoy some things others can't.
Thanks again! Have a wonderful day!                                
 Sincerely, Darbie
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Name: Shawn  Age: 13  School: Roosevelt Class: 13  State: IL
Veteran experience:  Hi my name is Shawn. This is an english assignment
 for our school. The reasonI am writing this letter is to tell the Veterans thank you.
My hobbies are video games, sports(basketball, baseball, football). 
I like to play video games more than anything else. My next favorite is probably basketball.
Now to acknowledge the veterans. I would like to thank you for making 
life easier here in America. Here are some ways that you have helped,
you've given us freedoms, a sense of security and many other things.
Once again thank you for helping make life so much easier. Best of wishes 
to you and may we someday help you as much as you have helped us.
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Name: Holly Age: 12 School: Roosevelt Jr. High Class: English

State: IL

Veteran experience:   Hello, my name is Holly and I'm from a Jr.

High English Class. We are writing a letter to veteran's to thank

all of you for everything you do. My dad was in the Navy and a lot of

my close relatives are veterans too. I`m not for sure if any are still serving though.

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Comments/question: Thank you veterans for serving our country in it's
desperate time of need. We are grateful to have men and women like you
to protect our country. Thank you so much for keeping us safe!
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Name: Kristine  Age: 16  School: West Franklin High School
Class: Computer Technology  State: KS
Veteran experience: My Uncle Eric is in the National Guards. He came home
 from Iraq last September. I would just like to thank all of those fellow
 soldiers who fought and who are fighting for my freedom! It
really means a lot!
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Name: Jason Age: 18 School: west franklin Class: B.S. State: KS

Veteran experience: my grampa is a vet

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Name: Derek Age: 13 School: Roosevelt Class: english State: IL

Veteran experience: my grandpa was a world war 2 veteran



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Comments/question: I want to say how impressed I am with the Kids Thank A Veteran site. As a fourth grade teacher and a veteran, I know this site will definitely be an asset to helping young children learn about our brave men and women. Thank you again.


Name: Walt Age: 64 From: MD
Veteran experience: I Worked in a repair facilities in Danang, Vietnam I was attached to Naval support activity Danang. I feel the Lord was with me, I never was in combat. I\'ve alway felt sorry for the service men & their families that were in combat in any war. I guess you would say men doing what I did helped keep the equipment going for the combat troops. Your web site is great.

Name: Andrew Age: 50 From: CA
Veteran experience: I am a veteran of the us Navy from 1975-83 as a CTT which is a spook. I saw so many things and still have to keep secrets. I was hit by car while I was in the Navy. Lost all my friends as a result of the injuries. I am Lonely and Empty, but at least I am not homeless anymore. When I was in the Navy I made a difference.My veteran friend and I get ridiculed and spat upon to this day.But I am proud so I have Navy and VET bumperstickers on my wheelchair just to let people know, despite their remarks at times, I am Very proud to be a veteran and I am very thankful to this website. It makes the connection that personnely have been lookingnfor. Thank you for your time.

Name: Lonnie Age: 82 From: MS
Veteran experience: 4 years USNavy Dec 8 1941 Oct 1945 Abord USS South Dakota....Feb 1945 to Feb 1949 US Marine,VMF 233 Fighter Squadron....!949 US Air Force to August 1949 Berlin Airlift,All of the Korean War,5 years in and out of Vietnam,and retired in August 1969 at Dover Air Force Base Del.

Name: manny Age: 58 From: NY
Veteran experience: I am a Vietnam veteran who serverved in the army in South Vietnam in 1968-69 with the first infantry division (big red one), second twenty eight battalion black lions, recon platoon. I received the following medals: purple heart, bronze star, silver star, air medal, army commendation medal & national defense medal. I was in vietnam during the tet offensive and saw alot of action served in south vietnam in 1968-69.

Name: ALAN Age: 59 From: TX
Veteran experience: I AM A RETIRED VIETNAM/ DESERT STORM VETERAN, I GO TO THE DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT AND GREET THE SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM IRAQ.

Name: Bob Age: 50 From: AL
Veteran experience: I served in Iraq.

Dear Sirs,
I am a retired U.S .Army Master Sergeant and I've just visited your site. I\'m truly impressed with the work and care that has been put forth on your site. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with it! I noticed that you have links for the Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart. I thought you might also like to include the link to my association, The Distinguished Flying Cross Society. www.DFCSociety.org The site explains our origins and list veterans citations for the acts they preformed in order to earn the DFC. Thank you for your time in considering my suggestion and for the wonderful work that you\'re doing!
Randy Lusk

Name: Gary Age: 55 From: WY
Veteran experience: Vietnam Era Veteran, service in the United States Marine Corps for three years. 70 to 73. Father was a veteran, uncles were veterans, grew up wanting to serve my country. Served it proudly, and think the Marine Corps is the best branch of service in the World. Semper Fi, Brother and Sister Marines. God Bless our troops, and keep them out of harms way.

Hi Cherie
I met you the other day at Corinne Jewelers! This site is wonderful and very touching. I`m very patriotic, having served 1996-2003 in the US Army! I'm enjoying this site and will forward it on to all of my Vet friends. We really do appreciate the recognition! It's more important than many realize. A simple Thank you means so much! Thank you!!!

Comments/question:
My main reason for posting is to let you know that I have added a link to your wonderful page from my personal links page at http://home.earthlink.net/~piglt/links.html I also thought you may be interested in where I work - Stand Down is a transitional living facility in FL & was founded by two veterans who wanted to help homeless veterans with addictions. Stand Down is run by a non-profit organization. Please visit the pages to learn more about us. Main page http://www.standown.org/ Program page http://www.standown.org/sdpgm.html Homeless vet info http://www.standown.org/homeless.html
Dr. Shari

Comments/question: I am a Vietnam era veteran. I served 21 years in the United States Army. Over ten years were served in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) including one tour in Korea, one tour in Germany and two tours in Vietnam.
I just spent some time going over your site and to say the least it is absolutely remarkable. Thank you so very much for doing this for us. How wonderful. My wife is also a Vietnam era veteran. she served five and a half years in the U.S. Army. Her name is Margie. Thanks again and may God bless our homeland.

I thank you for your comments and I thank you for thinking of us.
I will gladly pass your URL along and asked that it be linked
on our different web sites. Again thanks for doing this and,
yes, it brought tears to my eyes as I read it. I was mocked when I
returned from Vietnam. I don't expect nor ask that anyone thank me
and when they do I really have to hold back the tears.
I did my service because I love God and I love my Country. Let me know if
there is anyway that my wife or I can help you. We must remember that
we are passing the responsibility for protecting our Country to those youngsters.
My chest swells with pride every time I return to Fort Bragg, NC and
see our young Special Forces Troopers. I stop to think if I did anything
to help in their training and protection in battle. I can only hope and
pray that I did. God bless you and God bless our beautiful America.

Name: Robyn Age: 28 From: NJ
Veteran experience: I served in the US Army from 1996-2003. I really appreciate the recognition!! Thank you means so much to a vet! It`s so important for everyone to realize the importance of our men and women in uniform. I did funeral detail for many months and folded the American Flag proudly for many families who lost their loved ones and I fought back the tears each time I handed the flag to the family and said "On behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation, I present this flag to you, as a token of appreciation for your loved ones years of faithful and honorable service to the United States Army. May God Bless" Each time that I said this to another sad, yet proud face, I became overwhelmed with personal pride and emotions. I wish everyone could just once feel the same! Thank you to all who have served and currently serve. May you come home safely, SOON! My prayers are with you everyday and night. Everyone should acknowledge that Freedom is not free, and service members are ordinary people doing extraordinary things! It takes a lot of courage and we are free today because of them! Whether you support the war or not, support your military! They are only human and have all the same fears and emotions that the rest of us have. May God be with all the children without their parents and all the parents without their children and everyone in between. Support our Troops! God Bless.

I want to Thank you for this site. As the son and brother of veterans, and a veteran myself, I would like to say well done! I have been to many VA homes and my Dad was in the DAV. I have seen the homeless veteran on the street, those alone, with no family in the VA hospitals. This effort will bring much needed recognition for our brave veterans.
Thank you, and Carry on!
Ben
Hi I`m a gulf vet, I wrote this song "A letter home" on www.myspace.com/mobiledrummer. It is the most pro American song you will hear from the heart of a soldier away from home. Please take 30 seconds of your time to listen and consider getting this message heard. America sometimes forgets who are boys are.

This is a wonderful conduit of exposure to all ages. I spent my time with the 101st. Abn. Div. 1968-1969 as a combat front line medic in Vietnam. For those of us who made it back alive, the return home was sad and painful. It is enlightening to see the nice comments, especially by the kids.gets who are boys are. take care.
Jason

Wayne Age: 55 From: TX
Veteran experience: 21 years active Army, served as Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Batallion Staff Officer, Bn Commander during Desert Shield/Storm. Tours of duty in CONUs, Germany, Korea, and Saudi Arabia. Thank you for the site.

LEEANN Age: 25 From: VI
Veteran experience: MY UNCLE PAUL GREAUX IS A VETERAN AND ONE OF THE MOST SMARTEST AND LOVING PERSON I KNOW. THANKS TO EXPERIENCES HE HAS HAD AND BEEN THROUGH HE MAKES ALL AROUND HIM A BETTER PERSON. I LOVE YOU AND CAN`T WAIT TO SEE YOU GUYS... LEEANN

Roger D Hunt Sr Age: 57 From: Indiana
Veteran experience: I spent 3 years in Vietnam. The first year I was a truck Driver. I delivered food to the following places from Quinion. I went to Pleiku. Bon-Son, Anke. LZ Uplift. That was 1967-68. Than I went to Germany. I volunteered to go back to Vietnam and was assigned to the 101st Airborne division and stayed with them 1969-71.I was sent allover the country. I am still fighting for benefits for my medical condition

Glenda Age: 46 From: KS
Veteran experience: Well, I'm not a kid anymore but the first experience I had with a veteran was my father. He served in WWII and the Korean War. He was wonderful to me. He never spoke about his time in the service but I know he was very proud he had and I was very proud of him for doing so. I since then have been married to a Vietnam veteran for many years and have helped him thru some rough times in his life, just by being there and to listen with my heart and with my ears if he wanted to talk. I love all veterans for what they have given for our country and for us. God Bless you All.

My name is Joseph B and I was an FMF Corpsman with the 5th Marines in Korea in 1951. For about a year I've been associated with the Southern Tier Branch of Korean veterans. We and our spouses gather monthly for breakfast and on several occasions some of our group have spoken to school children in our area. We talk what it was like in those days, why we were in the military, some of the training we went through and I talk about the fact that Navy Corpsmen serve with the Marines. We stay away from the blood and guts of war but do put in a small piece of our experiences to keep the interest of our audiences. I truly enjoy the expressions on the faces of these young people and they all are extremely appreciative of our efforts. Monday May 15th we will be talking to the 9th, 10th and 11th grades of Vestal, NY high school. Our group has spoken to theses folks previously and the seniors of this year were the 9th graders of that session. Our talks are strictly off the cuff as! none of us has a prepared speech so each session is an experience for us. Your web site came to me today and as yet I haven`t had time to do it justice. I certainly will become familiar with it as time permits. God bless you and keep us Vets in the eyes and hearts of our young ones. Freedom is not free!
Joseph B


Thank you for the compliment I served in the USN for 22 years four tours in Vietnam, again thank you
Your friend
Ralph H

John Age: 60 From: pa
Veteran experience: Being caught in an ambush, two marines in front of me got killed and three behind me got wounded. The Viet Cong were reloading when I jumped to a safe place I thought. Two more marines were shot beside me. I`m firing my rifle as fast as I could. I called in an air strike over us. The jets came so close the empty shells were falling on us. In a matter of minutes it was over. We lost a lot of marines that day.

Simply, Thank you. What you are doing is what "teaching" should be all about, getting the kids involved in something meaningful. I say that as a Vet, a father and grandfather, and as a former military educator.


I just wanted to let you know that I have put your web site on our web site under links. I think this site is a great tribute to all of us Veterans like myself and others. I served in Viet Nam for 2 years and was proud to serve. Although when I returned home it was like I had done something wrong. I was called all sorts of names, which really hurt me more than bullets. But I have forgiven all those people and have led my life in a normal matter by thanking any and all Veterans and welcoming them home.
Thank you for this web site,
Sgt John S
Go to www.vvachapter458.org.


Francine Age: 26 From: NJ
Veteran experience: I work in a nursing home as a social worker. I now come in contact with so many veterans. One of the questions on my social history is if he/she were in the military. If they say yes I immediately shake their hand and say thank you. It always gives me a little sadness as they all look at me with shock. They never really understand why I say thank you at first, but I tell them I would not have what I do without them! All military persons are amazing! I wish everyone would not take Veterans for granted as I find they have so much to say and usually enjoy telling their story.

Cherie,
beautiful site. I sent this out to my e-mail list. See what we can do Frank P
Pres-VVA WVSC

Don't forget that many kids have veterans for fathers. I`m one of them. My dad served in Korea in the 50's. I entered the Army in 1976 and retired from the service in 1999. Thanks for what you are doing for vets and our Nation's kids.

Outstanding website. Very informative. This is a great tool to teach children. Keep up the great work. Semper Fi!
Respectfully,
Shawn H
Former Marine


Frank Age: 59 From: IL
Veteran experience: July will be thirty, fun filled years, with lots of war stories, Bio available, working degree in Criminal Justice at Kaplan at this time
Frank R K Jr

Jane Age: 59 From: AL
Veteran experience: I am a teacher who believes in teaching patriotism. Your site is wonderful. My dad served in WW11.

Your web site was sent to me by another of my 1st Air Cavalry veteran`s wives. She thought that I may add to the information that the web site contains. First off, I too am a Veteran, I am a Combat Wounded (three times with three Purple Hearts), and decorated Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country with Delta Co 2nd Bat 8th Cav Rgt Abn of the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam 1968/1969. My beloved 1st Cav has three nice informative web sites that are listed at:
www.angryskipper.org
www.skytroopers.org
www.angryskipperassociation.org.

The first two are award winning web sites. I also wanted to mention that I have my own web site, dedicated to my POW/MIA tribute Chopper that I build over the winter. I just finished it three weeks ago today. Please visit my web site at http://veteranshonorpowmia.tripod.com and please let me know what you think about my project. It is something that means a great deal to me, both as being a surviving combat vet and also one who was very fortunate in making it home alive when so many of my brothers did not.
Thank you for your time,
Nick C, NY.

Name: Nancy Age: 66 From: WV
Veteran experience: Hi, This web site is awsome. I am a Past Department President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of West Virginia serving in 1998-99. My eligibility comes under my brother Kenneth Thevenin who is a Vietnam Veteran. When he was serving our country in Vietnam I said a prayer to God to bring him home safely and I would do all I could to serve our Veterans and their families. I am presently District 8 President for WVLA and will be state Hospital Chairman next year. Thanks so much for this website.

Name: Dynette Age: 40 From: WI
I worked with a man named Donald out of Milwaukee, Wis. He was the proudest American I have ever met in my entire life. When he talked of war and his experiences you could see the hurt and pride in his eyes, unfortunately we lost him about 14 months ago and we did a bake sale in his honor and raised $576 to the Veterans home in Wisconsin. I will never forget his voice on the loud speaker asking for silence in honor of his fallen friends. He was a great man. PS He also would play Santa at Christmas for all who had little kids at their homes for free!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherie,
I want to thank you for your interest in our Veterans and the contribution they have made to our nation. It is important that our young people are familiar with what has gone before and what is happening now to continue in the strengthening of our American ideals. Teachers like you are in the position to make our future leaders appreciate the cost in keeping us free. Our organization, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association respect what you are doing. We publish a quarterly newsletter, "The Gram", and I am passing your letter on to our editor asking that your web site and letter find a place in a future issue. Thank you very much and a thank you to your children as well. Bill, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

Name: Kathleen
Hi! I am very interested in learning more about your program and the important work you do with young people. Encouraging them to respect and appreciate those whom have served to preserve their freedom. Please visit www.rebelswithacause.us when you have a moment and glance over our Capital To Capital Ride Across America project. We would love to involve children nation wide by connecting with your awesome organization! I look forward to hearing back from you... Blessings, Kathleen I will get a hyper link to our's right away and would like to make your program a formal part of National Military Appreciation Month.

Dennis Age: 58 From: NJ
Veteran experience: Five years service in Vietnam,Thailand, Laos and Cambodia (oops, we were never in the last two places)! Too many deaths, too much destruction, too many things I am not now proud of doing; all for naught thanks to the gutless politiciians of the time, (much like now)! We were good soldiers doing our jobs, too bad the politicians didn't do theirs. 58,000 plus of my brothers died, for nothing!

Hi Cherie,
We will add a link to your website on ours. In the meantime, we have sent an email out to our members informing them of your website. Thank you for all that you do. NJFriends.org

Name: Robert Age: 59 From: NJ
Veteran experience: USMC 6 years United States Air National Guard 6 years, United States Air Force Reserve 6 years New Jersey Naval Milita 5 years Served in Vietnam 1966-1967 Former Force Recon Marine. SCUBA Jump Schools and various others Thanks for a great website. I am a Navy, Vietnam era Vet and lost 4 of my friends to that war. It's about time someone took the initiative to produce a web-site to thank a vet. I thank them every time I go to the Wall in DC or the Memorial here in NJ. Thanks again and God Bless America

Name: DONALD Age: 84 From: NJ
I AM A WW2 DDAY VETERAN THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE IN A FEW YEARS THERE WILL NOT BE MANY OF US OLD VETS ALIVE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK & FROM ALL THE VETERANS THANK YOU.
GOD BLESS YOU.
IN GOD WE TRUST
29TH LETS GO

Cherie,
Just want to say that you are doing a great job with your teaching of "thanking Vets". I am a nurse who served in Vietnam at the 24th Evac Hospital in Long Binh from 1970-1971. I got out of the Army at the end of my 3 years active duty, but returned in 1989 to the Reserves and then ended up serving during Desert Storm in Germany. I hope your kids use your web site as I feel it is truly valuable.
Thanks from a vet.
Shelly
LTC, AN
96th Regional Readiness Command
Salt Lake City, UT

I appreciate your website and would like to say thank you for what you are doing. I retired from the US Army on 30 September 2004 after 41 years of total service. Because of meeting a young veteran in the 1950s, I became interested in the Military at a early age. That interest also helped me to understand America and what it means to be an American. I sincerely hope your web page will bring to our young people the necessity to understand that freedom, for years, has cost so much to be given to so many. I thank you.
Sincerely,
Charles, CW5, US Army (Ret)
( Chuck )

Hi My name is Greg. I was a teacher for twenty seven years. I to am a Vet. Every year I am asked by my old school to come back and inform the students on what is a Veteran. This site is just what the doctor ordered. I will past this site on to them as part of their assignment.
As a Vietnam Veteran........Thanks
Sp5 Greg
255th RRC 2nd Bgd 101st ABN
1966-1969

As a Vietnam vet I truly appreciate what this site stands for, and I thank you. A site that has been built by Clarence Marrsfor those of us that served in "Charlie Battery" 1st-14 artillery 198th infantry brigade (American division) Chu Lai Vietnam might be of interest to you- bgmarrs2.tripod.com

I am the Historian and Web Master for Post 321 Union Beach NJ. This is one of the goals of the American Legion. Teaching our children about the role of the military. And Kids Thank A Vet. Is a Great Thing. I will forward this to Everyone I can. Thank You from a Vet.

Cherie,
I read about your site in the Asbury Park Press today. Thanks for your efforts in trying to get some of the recognition that veterans deserve! As a high school history teacher that also served in the Naval Reserve I appreciate your efforts. I have a WWII vet that comes into my classes during the school year to talk about his experiences growing up in the depression and in the war. I think it`s great that you have included info about women in the military. On a class trip to D.C. this year, my class was impressed by the exhibit about Women in the Military at Arlington National Cemetery, where there was also an exhibit about the men & women that have lost their lives in Iraq. In addition, it`s terrific that you have included info about the federal service academies on your site. I am a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and wanted to point out that there are actually five federal service academies, not four. You can check out the academy website at: www.usmma.edu Many say that the USMMA, located at Kings Point, NY is the "best kept secret" of the academies, because it is generally not as well known as the others. Thanks again
Comments/question: Thanks
Name: Ron Age: 60 From: NJ
Veteran experience: As a veteran, I say thank you. Another interesting site is the Gold Star Mothers. http://www.goldstarmothers.us/ Veteran From NJ

I am a Navy, Vietnam era Vet and lost 4 of my friends to that war. It's about time someone took the initiative to produce a web-site to thank a vet. I thank them every time I go to the Wall in DC or the Memorial here in NJ.Thanks again and God Bless America

Cherie,
Just want to say that you are doing a great job with your teaching of "thanking Vets". I am a nurse who served in Vietnam at the 24th Evac Hospital in Long Binh from 1970-1971. I got out of the Army at the end of my 3 years active duty, but returned in 1989 to the Reserves and then ended up serving during Desert Storm in Germany. I hope your kids use your web site as I feel it is truly valuable.
Thanks from a vet.
Shelly
Salt Lake City, UT

Name: Louis, USNR-Ret Age: 56 From: NJ
Veteran experience: My father was a paralyzed WWII Vet who served in the US Army in France at the time he was wounded. My brother attended the Naval Academy and I attended Maine Maritime Academy. We are the first Naval officers in our family and retired as Navy Captains, and proud to be veterans of this wonderful country. Thank you for this wonderful website. Every time you see a veteran, please remember to thank him or her for having served.

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Educator Comments

Name: Mary Jo Age: 59 School: Rau
Class: Teacher of 5th & 6th State: MT
Veteran experience: My uncle fought in WWII and has retold many of his experiences.
I also teach the Holocaust/WWII to my students each year and bring
in as many artifacts, etc. as possible.
Often I am able to have veterans speak to the students. _____________________________________________________________
Name: Joanna Age: 55+
School: Cane Creek Middle School State: NC
Veteran experience: My father, AF Boyte, Jr. served in WWII.
My husband served in the Viet Nam War. I appreciate the freedoms
that I can enjoy because these men served our country to maintain
our freedoms. I taught in Germany just before the Berlin Wall fell,
and I appreciate the freedoms that we Americans enjoy today!
I still get Goosebumps some mornings when my class recites the
Pledge of Allegiance!
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Name: Barbara Age: 50+
School: Hickory Hills Elementary State: GA
Dear Veteran,
Thank you so much so serving our country and protecting us.
Your sacrifice reminds me that freedom isn't free. I'm a teacher and I hope to
have some students from school send emails.
My oldest nephew has just finished basic training in the army and may ship out in January.
My father and all my uncles served in WW II. May God bless you.
____________________________________________________________
Name: Mrs. Age: 29
School: St. Bridget School Class: Grade 2 State: PA
Veteran experience: My nephew is a Lt. Colonel in the
United States Army. in He served in Iraq. He is very brave.
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Age: 52

Name: Kristine,

Age: 52

School:Lions Park

Class: I'm the principal

State: IL

Veteran experience: My dad is a veteran ofWorld War II.He guarded

the site where Hitler killed himself.He received a `sharp shooter`

award but thankfully never had to shoot anyone.He is very proud of his

four years of service to his country and I am proud of him.The first

time he wanted to register for the army, his mother said `No`.The

next year he was old enough to not need her permission and he

registered.He is now 79 years old and doesn`t need anyone`s permission

(except mine and my sister`s when he picks out the color for new carpeting

in his home)for anything any more!He is my hero!

______________________________________________________________

Name: Sharon Ray

Age: 54

School: McLoud Intermediate

Class: Fifth Grade

State: OK

Veteran experience: My Fifth grade class have written letters to young

men who are currently serving our country. I am fromMcLoud, Oklahoma

and have had many students who have served or are presently serving in

Iraq.

Respectfully submitted,

Sharon Ray

_________________________________________________________

Name: Mrs. Patel`s Class

Age: 4th Grade

School: Pakanasink Elementary

Class: 4th Grade

State: NY

Veteran experience: We have had many grandfathers, fathers, uncles and

aunts be a part of the military. Many students` lives have been

affected. We would just like to thank them for fighting for our freedom.

__________________________________________________________

Name: Karen

Age: 55

School: Cascade

Class:

 

State: ID

 

Veteran experience: Visiting the monuments in Washington, D.C.

concerning the veterans, creates an empowering, emotional urge to thank all the

veterans

_________________________________________________________

Name: Nancy

 

Age: 60

 

--From--

 

School: Sontag School

Class: Fifth Grade

 

State: VA

 

Veteran experience: For at least five years, our economically

disadvantaged elementary school has had the expertise of several veterans from

WWII.These gentlemen volunteer each week, helping with math skills,

communication skills, checking papers, and doing anything that we ask of

them.The children love to get the opportunity to work one-on-one with

the veterans.We are so fortunate to have these gentlemen helping

us.Some drive forty-five minutes to get to our school.

__________________________________________________________

Name: Judy Garrity

 

Age: teacher

 

--From--

 

School: P.W.Moore

Class: First Grade

 

State: NC

 

Veteran experience: I had a son inlaw that served his time over in

Iraq. Thank God he returned safely.

_______________________________________________________

Name: Kathleen Age: adult Class: 5th grade State: MN
Veteran experience: My son-in-law served two deployments in Iraq defending our country, serving with the Marines as an MP. I am very thankful that he came back safely. I am thankful to him for sacrificing his time to keep our country safe. My husband was also in the National Guard for overthirty years. I am thankful that he did not have to be deployed to an area of danger

Name: Christine (educator) Age: 44 From: NJ
Veteran experience: My father was a veteran, and my classes write to Veterans each year.

Comments/question: How proud I am to be a colleague of Mrs. Reid in Howell Twp. I submitted a comment in the be counted page and I\'m giving my dad a hard copy of this web site for him to know how much the staff, children of Howell Twp. are learning about vets and saying thanks in many different ways. Keep up the terrific work.... your Dad must be smiling down on you.
Jackie

Dear Cherie,
Thank you for the information you sent our president, Kathryn Valido, regarding the Veterans Appreciation website. We will be sharing the information in our upcoming issue of our newspaper that goes to all members in Wyoming. It looks like you have put a lot of work into this site, and I`m sure it will be useful to many teachers and students. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Sincerely,
Kathy Scheurman, Communications Director
Wyoming Education Association
Cherie,
I have added this page as a link to our website. Go to Resource Center, Links and select For Kids from the drop down box. Thanks for sharing your project with us.
Beth
Pennsylvania State Education Association Communications


Dear Ms. Reid,
I read about your website in today`s Asbury Park Press. Congratulations to you on this wonderful idea. I too am a believer in having children recognize veterans and I think your website is wonderful. I am a teacher at the Atchison School in Tinton Falls (grades K-3) and I am the coordinator of our schools Veterans Day program. Our program won the Outstanding Program award in 2004-05. You can go to www.njascd.org click on archives and scroll down 3/4 to 2004-05 NJASCD Outstanding Program Award and click program details to see a sample. I just wanted to say thank you for your website and I will have our school visit it this year during their computer classes. If I can be of any help to your website please let me know how. Thanks again
Cherie,
I read about your site in the Asbury Park Press today. Thanks for your efforts in trying to get some of the recognition that veterans deserve! As a high school history teacher that also served in the Naval Reserve I appreciate your efforts. I have a WWII vet that comes into my classes during the school year to talk about his experiences growing up in the depression and in the war. I think it`s great that you have included info about women in the military. On a class trip to D.C. this year, my class was impressed by the exhibit about Women in the Military at Arlington National Cemetery, where there was also an exhibit about the men & women that have lost their lives in Iraq. In addition, it`s terrific that you have included info about the federal service academies on your site. I am a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and wanted to point out that there are actually five federal service academies, not four. You can check out the academy website at: www.usmma.edu Many say that the USMMA, located at Kings Point, NY is the "best kept secret" of the academies, because it is generally not as well known as the others.
Thanks again,
Susan

Dear Cherie,
Thank you for the information about your veteran tribute web site. After reviewing your site, our director has asked me to add it as a link under "instruction links" on our VEA web site. The site is available to all of our site visitors and may be used in classroom instruction. Thank you for your dedication to the teaching profession and for your tribute to our servicemen.
Jo
Communications Division
Virginia Education Association

Ms. Reid,
Our State Superintendent of Education forwarded our office your e-mail about your new site, Kids Thank a Veteran. We are including a blurb about its existence, along with the address, in EdBlast!, our electronic newsletter. That blurb follows. Please count South Carolina among the states that is getting the word out to its students and teachers.
Janice
Office of Public Information
S.C. Department of Education

Cherie,
I have checked out your website and think it is a very good resource for students and teachers. I applaud you for the work you have done. FYI, I am including the following article in the Missouri NEA Leaders Update that will be distributed to our local leaders across the state.

Kids Thank a Vet

A member from New Jersey has been researching and putting together information about the veterans of the United States for a national website called "Kids Thank a Veteran". The primary purpose of this website is to have children from every state and every socio-economic and ethnic background simply say "Thank you for serving" when they see a Veteran.

Students will be able to register on the site, www.kidsthankavet.com, with their first name and state. Hopefully this simple gesture will cause students to be more aware of our Veterans and continue this practice throughout their lives.

The secondary purpose of this website will be for teacher and student education. This is one way to help students understand the sacrifice veterans have made for our country. Please provide this information to the teachers in your district.

Greg Jung
MNEA President


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Name: Tina Coleman Age: 55 State: FL
Veteran experience: My husband is a Vietnam veteran. In 2001 he returned to Vietnam
with a group of other vets. The mission this time was one of healing. Shortly after he
returned we felt very much that we should start a veteran's ministry through our local church.
Although we are a small ministry, we have done some projects that
were really heartfelt. One of them was called "Mission Wrap Them In Love".
We collected blankets - many of them new- and gave them out to the homeless vets.
We also have done Sock Runs, where we have out many pairs of socks to the
homeless vets. We've fed them and taken some to rehab. We have given
reconditioned computers to disabled vets. We also work with
another ministry who collects dog tags (they are sold in Vietnam as souvenirs!)
We have presented dog tags to mothers of sons killed in Vietnam,
to veterans who are living and lost their tags during the war.
It is the most humbling experience! And what an honor!
And now we are purshing the send a Christmas card
to a wounded American solider at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
Thank you for all YOU do for our veterans!! May God bless you and all the ones
involved!
Tina & Hubert Coleman
Cheiu Hoi Veteran Ministry
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Name: sharbel Age: 11 School: l Class: mrs

OTHERS

Name: Alex     Age: 57    State: NJ
Veteran experience: hon. discharge us air force, retired ups radio
 talk show 92.1fm on sat. Always opens up the show by honoring our veterans.
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Name: Joanna  Age: 60
Veteran experience: My home state, New Mexico is not listed. 
My dad, now 86 yrs. old, is a WWII veteran, and survivor of the
 Bataan Death March. He was a member of the 200th Coast Artillery/Anti-aircraft, 
Battery F. He was a prisoner of the Japanese for 3 1/2 yrs.  New Mexico
 earned the tragic distinction of having the highest prisoner-of-war
 population per capita of any state in the Union. I participate in a 
Memorial March of 26.2 miles each spring to honor all Bataan vets.
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Comments/question: I would just like to take the time to thank all of 
those who have fought for our freedom. I do not really believe in fighting
 but you got to do what you got to do. I'm sure none of you like being away
 from your family for a long period of time. I do not know what it is like 
to be away from my children but I do know I don't know what I would do with out my mother. 
 I wish you all the best.
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Name: Jose   Age: 22   State: NY
Veteran experience: Thank you for Serving. God be with you. 
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Comments/question: I wanted to thank you so so much for serving. I wanted

this letter to stand out from all of the rest of the kids thanking you. But

I just don’t know how to. Honestly there are no words to describe how much

everyone appreciates it! With all of my love and support!

thanks again! =)

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Comments/question: I would like to thank all the veterans out there for

serving our country. You guys have really made a great sacrifice to

serve. once again, thank you, the world appreciates it

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Comments/question: Thank you so much for serving our country!!!!!!!

OTHERS

Name: Shelter Island Girl Scouts

 

Age: 10-12

 

--From--

 

School:Shelter Island School

Class:

 

State: NY

 

Veteran experience: We mailed a postcard to every Vet in our community

to say, `Thank you for serving our country`.One Vietnam Veteran

said that it was the first time he had ever been thanked.

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Comments/question: Hi,

I am making abulletin board for our church to bring attention to all

those in harms way and ask for prayers for them.I have some photos of

parishioners and their relatives to post.

 

We also have a grade school - I would like to pass this on to the

school - and perhaps integrate it into mybulletin board as well.

 

thank you

k

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Name: Jenny Age: 34 State: OR
Veteran experience: I want to thank, my Grandfathers, my brother,
my cousins and all our service men and women out there both past
and present for the service you guys give and gave in the service and
who are serving currently now. With a good friend in Iraq and plenty
of family and friends in the Military. It\'s our honor here in
Oregon to solute all the soldiers.
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Name: Leah Age: 41 State: AL
Veteran experience: My grandfather was a World War II veteran.
He served in the European theater and was at Normandy on D-Day.
He never talked much about his service. He was a quiet and humble man.
I learned more about his service AFTER he passed away and then
began to research his service and discharge. I found he was
highly decorated and had received 2 silver stars for bravery as
well as a purple heart and 4 bronze stars. These things he never
shared with us. As, he felt that war was a necessary evil which
went along with maintaining freedom. I feel very honored and
proud to have a grandfather who bravely fought for our country.
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Name: jo Age: 57 Class: 1967 State: OK
Veteran experience: Married to a Vietnam Veteran, taught an 89 year
old WWII air bourne how to use a computer.
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Name: Mitch Age: 49 State: NJ Veteran experience: I saw the article in the Asbury Park Press today
and think it is wonderful what these teachers and students are doing
to honor our veterans!!! My dad served in WWII and my brother in
Viet Nam. My Grandad was in WWI and I have relatives that fought
in the civil war that were hit by the same bullet and lived.

Keep up your great work !!!!
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Name: Kathleen Age: adult School: Class: 5th grade State: MN
Veteran experience: My son-in-law served two deployments in Iraq defending
our country, serving with the Marines as an MP. I am very thankful that he came back safely.
I am thankful to him for sacrificing his time to keep our country safe.
My husband was also in the National Guard for over thirty years.
I am thankful that he did not have to be deployed to an area of danger
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Name: Troy Age: 63 State: CA
Veteran experience: My son Dwight R. Ivey, successfully completed 2
terms overseas. A day, a minute he was on my mind and in my prayers. He
is home now safe. Thank you to the Heavens above he returned safe.
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Name: Danianne Age: 36 State: NJ
Veteran experience: My grandfather was a WWII veteran. Stalag XV1 POW
survivor. He was a tail gunner with the 8th Air Force, 351st bomb group.
I am keeping my grandfather`s experiences during WWII alive in my
family. I want them to know how special and courageous he was, as all
the veterans are.

Thank you to all of the veterans for serving our country and protecting us.
We are greatful for brave people like you. God bless you.Sincerely,Zak

Comments/question: Dear Ms. Reid-I heard about your website and went on
it today to learn more. It inspired me to write to the NJ Viet Nam
Veterans Memorial director and suggest a blood drive in honor of Veterans.
(My dad is a WWII Vet). I'll let you know if they agree.
If so, I hope you will post blood drive information on your site.
Thanks for all you do to teach the importance of Veterans to our children.
Sincerely,
Sharon Zetts
Central Jersey Blood Center

Name: Sally Zacharczyk Age: From: NJ
Veteran experience:I was a military wife for 4 years.
My husband left for VietNam when I was 8 weeks pregnant with
our first child, he came home when the baby was 8 months old.
Then he continued to fly in & out of VietNam for 2 more years
from Travis AFB in Calif. We sacrificed so much so he could
serve. Nobody, and I mean nobody has ever thanked either one of
us, we never heard a kind word while he was over there, offering
support or encouragement, except from other military people
and one close friend, most of our friends thought he was nuts for
volunteering! He flew in the Air Force. That was 1966-1970 and we
just celebrated our 40th anniversary and we still think he did the right thing!

Name: Jackie Age: 61 From: NJ
Veteran experience: My Dad is a Navy war veteran from WWII. He served 6
yrs. from 1939-1945. He's still alive @ age 83 and is again living in
NJ. He tells me the experiences he`s had in the Navy before and after
Pearl Harbor, his working on the lighter than air ships in Lakehurst,
serving the in Pacific and also in northern Africa. I`m going to show
him a copy of this web site and tell him it's been done by a colleague
of mine in Howell Twp. Schools. i know it will make this Veterans`Day
a bit more special knowing the youngsters are learning about veterans.
Jg

Name: Chrissy Age: 24 From: NJ
Veteran experience: My father is a Vietnam Veteran. Many people do not
realize what Vietnam Veterans did to help our country. He is one of
the most inspirational people in my life. I would not be where I am today
if it was not for my dad. He is the greatest man I have ever known, I
love him, and I am proud to call him my father.

Comments/question: Dear Ms. Reid-I heard about your website and went
on it today to learn more. It inspired me to write to the NJ Viet
Nam Veterans Memorial director and suggest a blood drive in honor of Veterans.
(My dad is a WWII Vet).

Name: Stephanie Age: 30 From: NJ
I want to thank every veteran that came before me and every veteran
that will come after me for serving our country. I am a United States
Navy veteran and I am proud that I served. So thank you, for your
time, your service, and sometimes, your lives.

I WILL TELL MY WHOLE FAMILY TO LOOK UP YOUR WEBSITES. MY GRANDPA
FOUGHT IN THE WAR WITH GENE AUTRY WHO WAS AN AMERICAN COWBOY AND
SINGER IF U DIDNT HEAR OF HIM

Name: Amanda Age: 20 From: NJ
My father was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the US Army. He was an
amazing man and due to chemical exposure to agent orange, he passed
away when I was 7 years old.

Name: Jay Age: 52 From: NJ
I am a 52 year old "kid" from Marlboro. This past memorial
weekend, my wife and I donated a few dollars and received our yearly
"poppies" from 2 WWII vets in front of the new Sam`s store
Freehold...and I thanked them. It`s the least I could do.
Amazing how most people just walked right by them as if they
weren`t even there. Thank u for your effort!

Cherie
Read the amazing article in this mornings a.p.p. Hats off to you.
I am 52, my wife and I live in Marlboro with 2 kids. My dad didn`t
serve in WWII, my father in law did (now deceased). Most of my parents
friends did serve. Integrating your website into the classroom for
younger kids is great, especially WWII, which really shaped this country.
I am sure u have read Brokaw`s Greatest Generation. If it weren`t
for this book i probably wouldn`t be sending this e mail. I told my
wife and several friends that this book should be mandatory
reading for every high school aged kid in the U S. I have to get my 2
kids to read it. Actually everyone in this country should read it and
it should be required reading for anyone wishing to become a citizen.
Perhaps more people would then appreciate what it took to build this
nation. Thx again for your hard work.
Jay
Dear Ms. Reid,
I read your story in the Press about your way of honoring your father.
I think it`'s a wonderful idea. I am writing to you to let you know
that you can register your father`s name in the Archives at the new WWII
memorial in Washington, D.C.
The website is www.wwiimemorial.com.
You can register and then list his name and service details. After a few days,
it will be acknowledged and you can print out a copy of the listing.
There is no charge for this. If you want a special certificate,
it is $5.00, or if you want to add his picture, it is $10.00.
This can all be done online. I have been registering veterans since
the memorial opened, but unfortunately I get most of my listings from
the obituaries, and often there is not much information to add.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me, or call me.
Best wishes and success in your endeavor. I was 6 when WWII began
and 10 when it ended, so I have vivid memories of the sacrifices our
veterans made. This is my small way of honoring them.
Jean

Name: Wendy Age: 38 From: NJ
Informative and inspirational.

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Statistics

Number of states with registered children - 35
State Education Associations participating - 13
Governors who have responded - 16

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