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Local kids write letters to soldiers

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This is the day we celebrate our independence and freedom., but for many, it's also a time to remember those on the frontiers of our freedom -- our service men and women serving here and overseas. Some local school kids are remembering them with letters. Trey Royal is a Rocky Point Primary second grader. He was busy this spring, writing letters to soldiers in Afghanistan. Today, on the Fourth of July, he was thinking about what they do for our country. "It's probably hard not to have their family with them. And I bet they have to hide in a lot of places, and I bet they have to walk a long ways," said Royal. Trey's teacher, Mrs. Beyersdorf has been organizing the letter writing campaign for a few years now. She encourages her students to draw pictures, and write to soldiers in a simple way to say thanks. "I want the children to understand what the soldiers are doing. And that we appreciate what they are doing, and that's why we have the freedoms we do in this country," said Beyersdorf. The small gestures from these local kids can make a difference. On this Fourth of July, a little thanks goes a long way. Teachers at Rocky Point Primary gave the students freedom to draw pictures on their letters. Some kids took the opportunity to draw army tankers, and soldiers.

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