These 17 handwritten letters that children sent to American soldiers range from the adorable to the hilarious to the profoundly touching.
1. What is Iraq Like.Image credit: udi0312.appspot.com
“I am praying for you. Thank you for safing our country. I hope you can come back soon. I wish you good luck. And I hope you have a good mary Christmas. What is Iraq like. Love, Celeste”
2. Dressed Up for HalloweenImage credit: Alicia Merline / Pinterest
“Dear Hero, I hope your feeling well. You want to know something I feel that our country is save with you guys, I feel like this because you are my hero. You now I live in Chicago. I go to Audobon school the best school in the world. I got three brothers 1 girl and 2 boys. Art is my kind of thing.
This Halloween I was dressed as Katy Perry (Shes a great singer) but thought I wanted to dresses up as one direction. (there like the cutest guys on earth.) So anyway, if you want to send me a card then on the back of this sheet you can find the direction you can send it to just also put my name… Your sweet pal”
3. Unicorn Has Some IssuesImage credit: Mashable
“Dear Soldier: Thank you for protecting our country. Must be pretty brave joining the military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My name is Giselle, Im in 8th grade. I love listening to music and being lazy. My favorite food is chicken wings and I like hanging out with my friends. Do you have friends over there? Do you guys work as a team? Whats your name? How old are you? How was it on your first day in the military? Anyways please write back. Be safe! Sincerely, Giselle
<– Fat Unicorn threwing up glitter and farting a rainbow”
4. You Rock More Than AC/DC, Mattalica…Image credit: Reddit / IMGUR
“- Dear Veteran. I truely want to thank you for risking your life and relationships with family for my and other people’s freedom. You rock more than AC/DC, Mattalica, or red Hot chille pepers.”
5. Gaurdians of FreedomImage credit: thestrengthbehindthestrong.com
“Dear Soldiers, My name is Brandon, I’m in 7th grade, and I’m 12 years old. We really appreciate what you’ve done, because only a people who are very brave could accept the responsibilities and hardships that you men and women have accepted. You have show great bravery, strength, and morality. To be a soldier is tough work, and to think I thought football practice was hard, but your guys and gals do 5-6 times that of football when you practice. But what is truely remarkable is you are not only citizens, but gaurdians of freedom.
Sure being mayor or governor is an honor, but like I said, you are gaurdians, and that is the highest form of honor that, in my book, anyone with your diligence, integrity, and selflessness, anyone could receive. You’ve gotten nothing, but earned everything. Enjoy these cookies! Sincerely, Brandon, Shawnee, KS”
6. Brother-in-Law Used to Rid the C-17Image credit: photos.averillnet.com
“Dear Soldiers, Thank you for your courage to serv our country. For those how ride the C-17 my bro-ther in law yosto rid the C-17 I think its alsom! Thank you again for your courage.”
7. Thank You for My Life and My FamilyImage credit: NEIA.org
“Dear Heroes Thank You for my Life and my Family Love Lucianna”
8. Everybody in My Dance Company Loves What You DoImage credit: thespiritofdance.com
“Dear Soldier, Thank you so much for everything you do for us. I hope you have a Happy Holiday. We are keep you in our prayers. I will never be able to repay you for protecting me. But know that it means so much to me for you doing this. Know that everybody in my dance company loves what you do.
Go America! Love, Holly Spears”
9. I Don’t Know You, And This is Crazy…Image credit: themetapicture.com via Pinterest
“Dear Hero, I don’t know you, and this is crazy, but you serve our country and that’s Amazing
10. I Tresure You Very MuchImage credit: centoannigrandeguerra.it
“Dear Joshua, Hi this is Kenz again. I hope that you are going to be realy safe. I am guessing you are astonishing. Again I am realy proud that you won the blue jacket of the year award. I think that is so awesome! You are extraordinarily enjoyable man in the navy not just that every where. I tresure you very much. You care girl, Kenz
Go Navy! ♥ Joshua”
11. Dear Soldier aka. u.s. defender a.k.a. badassImage credit: funnyjunk.com
“Dear soldier a.k.a. u.s. defender a.k.a. badass. I understand that your job is hard. Being stuck in school completely blows it is so boring. At least you aren’t stuck behind a desk in a boring office living the same routine everyday. Stay strong, kick some ass take some names. Also hit markers are bull sh*t (Call of Duty blac ops). Sincerely, Jacob
p.s. Keep your pimp hand strong.”
12. Grandpa Bob Loves PeanutsImage credit: uniformstories.com
“Dear Mike, Hi my name is Lauren Gehrt. I am in 3rd grade in muskego Elementary school. I am so happy that you are risking your life for the USA! I’m in girl scouts. My Grandpa Bob was in the navey and now he loves penuts. And my grandpa Al was in the army reservs. Love, Lauren Gehrt”
13. My Favorite Show is Duck DyanstyImage credit: Alicia Merline / Pinterest
“Dear Hero, Hi my name is [redacted] and yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. He used to work at my school and knows every kid and teacher. I decided to make one giant card and have the whole school sign it my dad
crycried and he was so happy. He’s very emotional.
The shows on T.V. are
stubstupid but, I still watch them. My favorite show is Duck Dyansty it’s really funny. It’s about the family the Robertsons and how they made/make millions on their family business making duck calls.
If you ever get the chance to read The One and Only Ivan it might be easy, but it is a heartfelt story by Katherine Applegate.
Thank you for serving. I don’t think I could ever have the guys to serve. I have been thinking about
gojoining but I still have a few years.
Please write back. The address is on the back. Love,”
14. My Dad Was a SoldierImage credit: CBS News via Daily Mail
Given to Lt. Col. Frank Dailey from Myles Eckert in honor of his father:
‘Dear Soldier – my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.’
15. Always Be BatmanImage credit: uniformstories.com
“Dear Soldier, Thanks for everything you do. I am so appreciative of your tremendous sacrifice. If you are having a rough day remember the most important thing in life is to be yourself… UNLESS you can be Batman. Always be Batman.
♥ Caitlin of TX
(okay I’m sorry that’s a terrible Batman symbol)”
16. Have a Good War
“have a good war!
<– Actual letter From Kid”
17. You Risk Your Life to Protect Our RightsImage credit: Operation Gratitude Blog
“Dear Hero, My name is Lucy. I am 10 years old and play the string bass. I sincerely thank you for your services to our country. I know you risk your life in an effort to protect our rights. Thank you. Sincerely, Lucy”
Hope the U.S. troops know how much their courage and sacrifice is appreciated.