Hatfield Students Reach Out to Service Members Deployed Overseas During Holiday Season

                                                                                                                                December 16, 2016

     Dear Community Members


      I want to thank the students and teachers at the Hatfield Elementary School for taking the time to prepare and create holiday cards to send to deployed military members overseas. Student at all grade levels participated by creating the cards, letters, and pictures that were then sent to members of the 439 Airlift Wing out of Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee Mass, who are currently serving in southwest Asia. This endeavor is particularly special during the holiday season. All the service members who are deployed have families at home and a great many of them have children the same age as the children at the elementary school. While they are not able to spend the holidays with them, the cards help to remind them of their loved ones at home and why they chose to serve. Many of the children received notes and letters back from the service members thanking them.  



John F. Robert