Star City High School students recently showed their appreciation for the service and dedication of the members of the United States Armed Forces by creating Christmas cards as part of the 2013 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
Students in Roger Darren High’s art classes created hand drawn Christmas cards inscribed with personal messages of love and support that will be distributed to members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families this holiday season.
The students began the project on Veterans Day as a pay to show thanks to the current and past members of the United States Armed Forces for their courage and sacrifices.
“The students were very excited to be able create artwork that will bring joy to members of the United States military, many of whom will not be home for Christmas,” High said. “This project enabled the students to express their appreciation for everything our American service members do for our country.”
This is the seventh year that the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, a mail stream technology company, have organized the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. This is the third year Star City High School has participated in the program.
The program allows all Americans to have an opportunity to express appreciation and support during the holiday season to members of the United States Armed Forces.
The program collects and distributes the cards to American service members, veterans and their families at military bases and hospitals in the United States and around the world.
Today over 1.4 million men and women serve in the U.S. armed forces and over 24 million veterans have served in the past.
Anyone interested in participating in the 2013 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program can send Christmas cards to: Holiday Mail For Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. Cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, December 6, 2013.