Student who wrote letters pose for photo with school in backgroundThere’s not much that can ignite a pocket of warmth in one’s heart when unable to be home for the holidays. Yet one thing capable of stirring up the fire is to receive a heart felt note or letter from someone expressing gratitude. Through the collaboration efforts of Mr. Lockhart and Ms. Murtagh, the high school English students composed beautiful and compelling letters to our military men and women stationed in Guantanamo, Cuba.

The Soldiers, some from Tennessee, are part of Joint Task Force (G-JTF) on rotation to operate the base as directed by the US Congress. Our hope is that the sentiments the students shared in their letters brighten the holiday season for those individuals fighting for our freedom. United States service men… our gratitude is with you, and we salute you! Happy Holidays!