Cool Schools: Showing love to servicemembers
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
Clark-Shaw Magnet students are out of school for Veterans Day, but that didn't stop them from showing some love to our service members. Earlier this week they made cards for local veterans.
It's a small gesture coming from big hearts, just a simple card made with crayons and pencils and a lot of love.
"The letters and the phone calls I received from active duty military personnel about how much those cards meant to them, they'll bring tears to your eyes," said social studies teacher Miranda Manley.
Manley's sixth grade social studies classes make Veterans Day cards every year. It's part of a bigger lesson about how the holiday was originally celebrated as armistice day after World War I ended.
For Jorden Mosley it's personal, His dad is an Army veteran.
"He had served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a tanker, he was a main gunner on the tank," he said.
The Clark-Shaw Veterans Day cards will be delivered Friday to the Jag Vets, service members transitioning back to civilian life at the University of South Alabama.