FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Students, teachers and parents at Fort Rucker Primary School created some Christmas cheer to send to some of the men and women serving overseas this holiday season Dec. 2.

Students in the POD 6 kindergarten class, along with teachers and some parent volunteers, put together arts and crafts as part of their "Operation Celebration" to be sent in care packages to the Middle East, according to Katie Condon, POD Six kindergarten teacher.

"The (children) were totally responsible for the idea to do this," she said. "We did this last year with the class and everyone loved it. Two of the children have parents who are deployed, so that makes it even more special."

The children made items such as miniature Christmas trees, paper wreaths, ornaments and holiday cards for the deployed Soldiers, Condon said.

Some parents volunteered to help the children construct the crafts. One said it was a great way to bond with her son and meet other members of the community.

"I wanted to help because we've just moved here and it's a great way to spend time with my son," said Nicole White, military spouse. "I've always been a big supporter of the military and it's important for him to see that we all support the Soldiers. It's also great to send things to those serving overseas. They really do appreciate little things like this."

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