Members of the Puerto Rico National Guard, including Brig. Gen. Marta Carcana (center), the adjutant general for Puerto Rico, stand for a picture behind part of the group of students who performed a musical arrangement during a visit to Henry W. Longfellow Elementary on Dec. 8. Students from this school have been preparing Christmas greeting cards for Service Members for the last five years.
Taken: 12.08.2015 | Photo by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez
SAN GERMAN, Puerto Rico - Months into a deployment and thousands of miles away from home, away from family and friends, away from the things you love most, you’re starting to feel that you can’t go on. When suddenly you hear it… MAIL CALL! Dozens of “care packages” arrived containing candy, coffee, Christmas music and many other morale-boosting items. Among these items is a colorful piece of paper with a simple word written in crayon… Thanks. Every year thousands of hand-made Christmas cards, prepared by elementary school children from across the Nation, reach the corners of the world where the U.S. military is present. Cards with messages like “Where there is a Soldier, there is hope,” or “Feliz Navidad,” and...
12.08.2015 | SAN GERMAN, PR | Story by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez