American Fifth Grade Kids Write Letters To Brighten A Veteran’s Day

Fifth graders in Shepherd, Texas, read about a World War II veteran on Facebook.  They’ve never met Gardner Hill, but Ms. Christy’s class at Shepherd Intermediate School all expressed sincere appreciation for the 92-year-old veteran.

Ronnie Charles, a student, said that it made him sad that nobody writes to Hill after he fought for our lives and freedom.

Hill lives at The Waterford at Baytown.  He checks his mail every morning.  For years, there was nothing to see. Last week, after people saw a Facebook post about Hill, he started getting mail.

Ms. Christy’s class of 23 students took the opportunity to write their thanks and appreciation for what Hill did to serve our country.

Hector Gonzalez wrote about how thankful he was that Hill fought for his country and risked his life. Jose Resendiz wrote that he was happy Hill survived the war, reported.

Serennity Suetos wrote that she wanted Hill to be happy and to feel like he did well.

Charles wrote that Hill had a lot of courage to go out and fight on the battlefield.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE