Letters to veterans
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November 10, 2013
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These 15 letters are a sampling of thousands of letters sent by Seneca Valley students to veterans all across the country.


Dear Veteran,
For you are not a super hero you have no special powers but still you will go on the battlefield without thinking twice. It does not take super powers it takes a super heart and a super soul. Thank you for sacrificing your time with your family so everyone else can have time with their family.
Weston S.

Dear Veteran,
Thank you for your service. I'm sure you sacrificed a lot so you could fight for our freedom. All the hardships you went through and things you left behind led us to the country we are today. Because of you, I am able to do so many wonderful things. I can go to school and get an education. I am able to be free and make my own decisions. I know life would be so different if you didn't do what you did. How is life different for you after you served? Thank you for reading my letter and thank you for all you have done.
Sincerely,
Katelyn

Dear Veteran,
I am a student at Seneca Valley Middle School and I just want to say thank you. Thank you for keeping my country safe so I can do things I want to do without worry. You are a very inspiring person. You are inspiring because you give up a lot of things like family life. It has to feel great being a veteran. How do you feel being a veteran? Thanks to you I can enjoy U.S. freedoms like playing soccer. Thank you for keeping our country safe. I can't express that enough. Thanks to you I have a choice of when, where, and how I want to worship. I hope you get to see your family soon.
Sincerely,
Luke Errera


Dear Veteran,
Thank you for all that you have sacrificed in battle to give me the life I have today. You have fought to give me freedom. I can't even imagine what you have had to go through to do that, and for that I am very thankful and appreciative. I hope you are doing well, whether you have battled recently or a long time ago. How has your life changed since before you served and after? I've never really realized how much a veteran like you must have to go through to give me the life I have, and I am very grateful!
Sincerely,
Sydney


Dear Veteran Hero,
Thank you so much for your service. I appreciate everything you have done. I know you have sacrificed so much for our country, like your life, friends, and time with you family. I am sure that the whole country appreciates your service. I am thankful for everyone who served. Without the freedom you fought to give all Americans, I wouldn't feel safe in my own home, be able to relax, and play sports. But I do have that freedom because you fought to give it to me. How are you doing?
Kara

Dear Veteran,
Thank you for sacrificing so much. Thank you for fighting for our freedom and our country. I had a grandpap who was in the Army before I was born, and he died a couple of years ago. He would tell me about his experiences that he had while at war. How did your life change when you came back from serving? Thank you for giving me the freedom to make my own decisions Thank you again for fighting for our freedom.
Thank you,
Jacob


Dear Veteran,
Thank you for everything you have done to make our world a better place. Without you, and every single other man and women, I would not have the freedom to live the wonderful life I have now. Without you, I wouldn't be able to go outside and play, let alone believe in my religious beliefs. Many of you brave soldiers have risked your life, and not everyone is remembered. I remember. You are and never will be forgotten, we appreciate you so much. Do you feel as though the people around you care about our country? I feel that the patriotism comes to an abundant amount while celebrating holidays such as the 4th of July and Memorial Day. What do you like to do in your free time? I know that without you, I wouldn't be able to do many things such as just relaxing or being able to make my own choices. I just want to thank you again and again. Many people hear about you, but pay no attention. The reason we're able to be educated is because of you. Risking everything for us is more than amazing, it shows you care.
Thank you,
Amanda

Dear Veteran,
Thank you for giving up your time and what could've been your life to serve in our military to keep us free and safe. Whether you fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, etc., you have contributed to my friends and my freedom to play sports, video games, or even just relax. I can't imagine leaving for up to 2 years. That is why when I see veterans I pay them my respects. Thank you for serving to keep me free and safe.
Yours Truly,
Matthew


Dear Veteran,
I want to start off by saying thank you. You and many others have done a lot of work throughout the years. The fact that you put your life at risk to serve is unbelievable. Since you and many other soldiers protected the U.S., I have many freedoms. These consist of: free decisions, freedom of speech, and diversity of religion. Enough about me though. How hard was it to leave your family and friends? Is life different after you served? What interests you now? Risking everything for our country is incredible and you make such a difference. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Lauren

Dear Veterans,
Thank you for supporting and fighting for our country. It means a lot to us that you put your life on hold for all of America. I hope you are safely enjoying your life after serving. You make me and many others proud to say, “I live in the USA.” You also made us who live in the United States the freedom to do what we enjoy. Thanks for sacrificing your life for ours.
Sincerely,
Allie


Dear Veteran,
Thank you for showing bravery when some of us can't. You have showed all of the men and women in the USA that we can feel safe and protected. You haven't just helped our country, but many different countries around the world. I just want to tell that many men and women appreciate you serving our country. I can play outside safely and protected.
Sincerely,
Jackson Blucher

Dear Veteran,
Thank you for all you've done. My grandfather served during WW2. Thanks to your sacrifices, I am able to go to school and practice whatever religion I choose. Also I'm allowed to have my own money and spend it how I wish. I appreciate your contribution and dedication to protecting and serving our country. Thank you again for all you have done for us. How did serving affect you? Was it positive or negative?
Sincerely,
Adam Baer


Dear Veteran,
I, along with my peers appreciate what you have selflessly done for our country. You protected and defended us putting your lives on the line and have taken casualties, mental and physical. I can relate with some because my grandpa was in the national guard and drove tanks through riots. I do not take our freedom for granted because I know what you did is not easy. We could never thank you enough for ensuring our freedom and safety. I hope that whoever receives this realizes everyone's appreciation. I want each veteran out there to know that all of their jobs mattered and we are thankful for you going to the Armed Forces willing to defend our country
Sincerely,
Andrew


Dear Veteran,
I would like to thank you for willingness to sacrifice, your pledge to protect us, and standing up for what's right. What we have because of the men & women in our service has allowed us our freedoms and rights. We can enjoy so many things, get a good education and be able to play sports or other activities. Thank you so much for what you've done, I hope you enjoy everything in your life!
Sincerely,
Ethan C.


Dear Veteran,
Thank you for fighting for our country. It truly means a lot that you're willing to risk your life for mine. My grandfather is a Vietnam Veteran, and he would sit down with my brothers and tell us what it was like. It made me appreciate veterans and the armed services even more because of your valor, integrity, patriotism and love. I could not thank you enough for serving our country. I wonder what it was like coming home from service. Was it difficult to serve people and accomplish your duties? I wonder how you're doing now? Thanks to you I have a roof over my head, and the ability to enjoy my life. Thank you once again for giving me my safety.
Love,
Sophia