Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day: A Letter of Thanks to a Veteran - Dear Grandpa!

Last week my daughter's fourth grade class wrote letters to Veterans to show their thanks and support.  Their teacher asked them to write a letter to a serviceman that they knew who has served our country and mail it to them.  

My daughter chose to write a letter to my Dad, her Pa!  He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany in the early 70's.


Here is the letter that she wrote:

Dear Pa,

I just wanted to thank you for serving in the war.  I do not know how to thank you enough for all of your sacrifice.  I bet you missed your family and friends back at home.  I would also like to thank you for risking your life to save all of the others.  

The last thing I want to thank you for is your bravery.  You have to be super brave to go to the war.  Happy Veterans Day!


Your Granddaughter

I thought it was so cute and sincere, and I know that it is going to bring a smile to his face when he reads it!



@meandthemush said...

Beautifully stated. I come from generations of veterans & married a veteran. Remember is everything, to all Veterans & those currently serving.

Anonymous said...

What a great thing to do as an assignment. I bet all the veterans that received those letters loved it.

Sherrie W. said...

So sweet! I think that's an amazing school assignment and I'm sure your dad / her grandfather really loved it.

Maria said...

What a great assignment!! That letter is so special to the entire family!!

Unknown said...

This is so sweet! My girls are 3 and 5 so we were teaching them what Veterans Day was. They ran over and gave their dad a big hug and thanked him for protecting their freedoms. It was adorable!

Amberlee said...

That is so cute! I'm sure he will absolutely love it! I know I would!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I'll ave to remember this for next year, when my oldest can write on his own.

Janet W. said...

That was so sweet of her to think of him! I'm sure he is going to love it and will cherish that letter!