As the mother of a veteran, I was delighted to speak to 300 middle school students in the Launch program at my parish, Church of the Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls, Ohio this past weekend. The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders started a new service project to show gratitude to our troops. Besides a letter writing campaign thanking soldiers for their service, students are collecting items to send soldiers who may not be receiving any mail.
Packages will be sent through our local USO center. Students stood and said the names of their family members, past and present, who served or are serving our country. Students continue to pray for our troops safety.