First Grade Bridgewater Students Send Letters To Troops In Afghanistan
Students from Mrs. Roxbury’s first grade class at Hamilton School in Bridgewater, NJ wrote caring letters and drew amazing pictures to send to Major James Knipe of the United States Marine Corps stationed in Afghanistan.
Major Knipe is currently on his third tour in Afghanistan. He is a close friend of Mr. and Mrs. Morano, parents of Frank Morano in her class. They asked if Mrs. Roxbury’s class could draw pictures for their friend, as they were putting together a care package to send to him. Mrs. Roxbury’s class went beyond that by writing sincere letters to him with carefully drawn pictures to brighten his day.
About a month later, this past Wednesday, Mrs. Roxbury’s class was presented with a wonderful thank you letter from Major Snipe by Mr. and Mrs. Morano. In addition, he sent the class an American Flag flown in their honor on a Freedom Mission in Afghanistan.
Accompanying the flag was a certificate signed by Major Knipe and his entire squadron. Students were excited to hear about Major Knipe’s day, of how he flies a KC-130J aircraft, is experiencing temperatures warming up to 100 degrees and heading to 120 degrees soon, and watches camels walk around.
It was a very emotional morning for Mrs. Roxbury, as she said “It was such an honor to hear the U.S. Marine Corps flew an American Flag on a Freedom Mission in my class’ honor, and for the students to see that their writing has purpose.”