MEDFORD, Ore. – Veteran’s Day may be over but Southern Oregon students want to make sure support for the troops is year round.
“American Patriot, thank you so much for your service, we’re so happy to have someone like you serving our country.” They’re words of support from 11-year-old Andrew Morris
“If it wasn’t for them we probably wouldn’t be here right now,” Morris said.
Morris was just one of dozens taking part in Rogue Community College’s card and letter writing campaign.
“We think it’s really important to honor them, and acknowledge them and offer them this support,” explained Denise Stanford, RCC’s Enrollment Services Specialist.
RCC provided the supplies, the paper, scissors and markers; the participants provided the encouraging words.
“Congratulating all of our veterans, supporting them, as I am one, I just want to make sure they know there are people who care,” said student and veteran Matthew Cruz.
Matthew Cruz served in Iraq and is now sending his support back, saying these letters will deliver some happiness, which is exactly why the 11-year-old is taking part, sending happiness in the form of a “thank you.”
“I hope they’ll fill happy and just think of home and good things,” said Andrew Morris.
The letters will go to Operation Support Our Troops America. That organization will then send them to Iraq and Afghanistan.