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Elementary students send special gifts to troops

February 7, 2003

Albany- Precious Christian hopes her card will help at least one soldier overseas know she cares. Precious's teacher, Kono Smith, gave his kids a special assignment, Operation S.W.A.K, so they can help the men and women of the military have a special Valentine's day.

Smith is a member of the army reserve, and his students are worried that any day now, their teacher may get the call.

Smith says, "I know I might receive the call any day now." With messages like "Come back home" and "We Love you," these fifth graders say they hope these cards add cheer to soldiers' lives.

Thanks to Mailboxes Etc. on Valentine's Day soldiers will get a special gift like this to brighten their lives. Sandra Lovvorn from Mail Boxes, Etc. says, "We will pay the first thirty-seven cents for postage, if people want to participate."

Students at Alice Coachman say they are glad their teacher, Mr. Smith, is still with them, and they say the same love they have for him is what they are sealing with a kiss for the troops.

If you have a special care package for Operation S.W.A.K., you can take your package to any of the Mailboxes Etc. in Albany and Americus. They will pay the first thirty-seven cents.

Posted at 6:05PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com