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Third-graders offer support to soldiers in Iraq

The crayon-colored cards and words of encouragement drawn this morning by third-grade students at Lincoln-McKinley Primary School will not end up hanging on their parents' refrigerators or stored away in closets. They do not read "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Birthday" or even "Get Well Soon."

These cards will end up halfway across the globe in the hands of soldiers fighting in Iraq, and say things like "Thank you for serving," and "I hope you survive." Inspired by a Thursday program honoring the victims of terrorist attacks and the sacrifice of American military personnel, the students in Be...


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