STUDENTS SENDING LETTERS TO THE MIDEAST.Byline: Carol Rock Staff Writer
CANYON COUNTRY - Their agendas are full of things such as the prom fashion show, teacher talent rally, elections and a car show. Many of them brought overnight supplies for the afternoon's leadership conference in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. that they stacked in the student government office.
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put differently , it was a typical day for the Associated Student Body kids at Canyon High School Canyon High School can refer to:
Still, they made time Friday to write letters to U.S. troops in the Middle East, an effort inspired by sophomore Breanne Crane and spearheaded by ASB ASB Asbestos
ASB Arbeiter Samariter Bund (German medical help organisation)
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ASB Aarhus School of Business adviser Jan Hayes-Rennels.
``I really wanted to do something for the soldiers,'' Crane said. ``I wanted to let them know how we totally appreciate what they're doing, putting their lives on the line for us.''
Crane contacted Army officials, who thanked her for her support and steered her to Military Moms, a national group that forwards mail to all branches of the military. The letters written by the Canyon students will be included in the Moms' ``Project Operation Support Our Troops "Support our troops" is a slogan commonly used in the United States and in Canada in reference to the United States Military and the Canadian Forces (Army, Air & Navy). The slogan has been used in the recent conflicts, including the Gulf War and Iraq war. .''
``There are so many anti-war protesters out there; whether you believe in the war or not, we have to support the soldiers who are out there,`` Crane said.
Standing near a desk where copies of ``Teenagers Tips for Success'' and various well-worn leadership textbooks were stacked, Hayes-Rennels leafed through a stack of letters written that morning by her medical students as the ASB students put pens to paper.
``You can address your letters any way you want,'' she told the students. ``Think of someone out there in the desert, how they might be feeling. Tell them anything you want - 'you're doing a great job,' 'go get 'em.' Write them in Spanish if you want to. Do you think all soldiers speak only English? They are going to really appreciate these notes from home.''
The letters in hand reflected a cross section of flowery flow·er·y
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1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of flowers: a flowery perfume.
2. Abounding in or covered with flowers.
3. sentiment, deep patriotism Patriotism
See also Chauvinism, Loyalty.
comic-strip character known as the “protector of the American way.” [Comics: Horn, 155–156]
elm traditional symbol of American patriotism. and sometimes humor humor, according to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined man's health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) resulted in pain and disease, and that good health was . But there was no doubt that the students were affected by the situation in Iraq. Some even thought of some former ASB students who were on active duty.
``Dear Soldiers, I am totally against war, and I think you people are kind of crazy, but I also think you're brave. Thanks for fighting for our country. Good luck out there, take care of yourselves and each other and always, always watch your back - Carlos''
``Dear Military Personnel, You guys/girls are doing a great job! Keep it up. Thanks for everything! - Grateful student, Brandon''
``Dear Soldiers. Wass Up? - Johnny''
``Dear U.S. Troops ... if it wasn't for you, who knows what would happen ... I understand you're just doing your job and I have total respect for that. ... I thank you for giving me the opportunity to get my education. Thank you, Be Safe - Brittany''
``Just remember what you're fighting for: innocent men and woman and hot chicks such as Jessica Alba Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Honey, Dark Angel, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue and Idle Hands. ... - N. Sylvester''
``Dear U.S. Troops, I appreciate what you are doing over there and I support you 100 percent. Thank you. Your sacrifices mean that this country can be what it is today. - Danielle''
``... maybe you will learn how to build sand castles. I'm just kidding. - Joey''
Hayes-Rennels' husband, Brad, is a mental health specialist and emergency medical technician e·mer·gen·cy medical technician
n. Abbr. EMT
A person trained and certified to appraise and initiate the administration of emergency care for victims of trauma or acute illness before or during transportation of victims to a health care currently serving in the Army Reserve. His unit is certified See certification. and waiting for orders to be deployed.
She has opened the letter-writing project to all students at Canyon via the daily bulletins. The first shipment will be sent Monday, with other batches to follow as soon as they are written.
``I don't even know who you are, but I can tell already that you are one of the most brave, loving and caring persons I know. You and all the other men and women are in our prayers every day. - Kaellen''
``Take care, my brotha from anotha motha! - J.P.''
(1) Canyon High student Jackie Guerra, 17, right, writes a letter of support to U.S. troops stationed overseas as part of an Associated Student Body campaign inspired by sophomore Breanne Crane.
(2) ASB adviser Jan Hayes-Rennels is spearheading the school's letter- writing campaign. Her husband, Brad, serves in the Army Reserve and is waiting for orders to be deployed.
Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer