If the students at Medrano Middle School in Dallas have a bad case of writer's cramp, you'll forgive them.
They've been busy writing Christmas cards and holiday wishes for the troops. In the last few weeks they've written 4,388 letters. One student wrote 60 by himself.
"The children got excited about the program immediately," explains Royalyn Reid, whose company sponsored the campaign. "Many of them have a parent serving overseas or know someone whose father or mother has been deployed. They want to thank them for being away from their families so that the rest of us can be free to enjoy the holidays at home."
The school is hosting an afternoon party to thank the children for creating such a massive amount of mail and to watch the students turn over the postal pile to a representative from the USO who will give it to troops returning to Afghanistan for the holidays.