WESTAMPTON — To commemorate Veterans' Day, military personnel on active duty will soon be receiving a bundle of letters postmarked from classrooms in New Jersey.
About 540 Westampton Middle School students will pen letters of support to troops deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The letters will go out to men and women from the Burlington County area.
Seventh-grade teacher JoAnn Donnelly proposed the letter-writing project to mark the Nov. 11 holiday after her cousin was deployed to an undisclosed location with the Air Force. Originally, the letters were not going to be addressed to specific service men and women, but a ban on bulk mail by the U.S. military changed that plan.