LETTERS from loved ones can serve as morale boosters for deployed servicemembers. Soldiers magazine reached out to Army families, asking them to share letters Soldiers' children had written to their deployed parents.

While space limitations preclude us from printing every letter received, the next several pages showcase a selection of submissions from kids of all ages across the country.

On behalf of everyone at Soldiers magazine, thank you to all the Army kids who serve as sources of support and encouragement, not only to their deployed parents, but also to the other Family members who wait for them to return.