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School card project to lift spirits of active duty and wounded soldiers

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Susan Menton, Louisa County High School’s medical sciences teacher, has been working with her students to make Christmas cards for soldiers stationed overseas. This year, the class will ship hundreds of cards to active duty service members with the help of Operation Gratitude, a California-based nonprofit.

Wounded and deployed soldiers are in for a surprise this Christmas, thanks to the efforts of Louisa County High School students and faculty, and a partnership with Operation Gratitude.

For the third consecutive year, Susan Menton, Louisa County High School’s medical sciences teacher, has had her students making and signing Christmas cards for troops stationed overseas and wounded veterans here at home.

Menton served in the U.S. Navy Reserves and her father served in Vietnam, so she knows better than most how important the cards can be to troops who are far from home, or struggling with combat injuries.

“I was approached by a former student,” Menton said, “and she asked if we could do Christmas cards for wounded warriors through Walter Reed, and I told her ‘absolutely’.”

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 30 edition of The Central Virginian.