By Anna Gray
Cougar News Blog
To remind the soldiers serving our country that they are appreciated, art teacher Gail McFarland recently had all of her classes make Christmas cards for the troops overseas. Every one of her students participated and the cards will be mailed soon.
Mrs. McFarland will have the cards brought to the local American Legion to be sent overseas during Christmas. By doing this she hopes the soldiers will know they are respected for their service to the country. A big part of this project is also so students will grow a respect for what the troops do.
“I hope this assignment teaches students pride for their country and respect for the military,” said Mrs. McFarland.
Mrs. McFarland has been having students participate in this project every year since she became an art teacher. Having a father who served in the military she developed a strong respect for the military the country. She hopes students will learn to love the army as she does.
“I think making cards will help them serve our country by knowing they are greatly appreciated,” said eighth grader Dylan Zimmerman.
Mrs. McFarland is hoping this will greatly impact the students lives and teach them to remember to be grateful for the men and women who serve. As for the soldiers, she hopes that this will be a nice gift to remind them that what they are doing is right and appreciated.
“I want my students to learn compassion for others,” said Mrs. McFarland. “I hope as they create their cards they will be able to identify with the soldiers who are far away from their family and friends in a foreign country. I hope this assignment teaches pride for their country and respect for the military.”