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7-Year-Old Girl Gets People Writing Letters To Deployed Soldiers

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – One Sumner County elementary school student has made it her mission to send holiday cheer to soldiers currently serving overseas.

As soldiers around the world brace themselves for another holiday season, one 7-year-old at Indian Lake Elementary School said she wants them to know that people here at home still care about them.

"They don't get to be with their kids like my mom and dad get to be with me," Katie Kirkpatrick said.

Kirkpatrick said she got the idea from talking to her mother, Allison Kirkpatrick, after hearing about a promotion on the The Bert Show. The promotion called "The Big Thank You" gets people to write letters to soldiers deployed overseas.

"I just like people being happy," she said.

The 2nd grader knew her family alone wouldn't be enough. She worked with her mother, teacher and principal to make her idea become a school-wide project.

"I was completely shocked that a little person, a 7-year-old, would become so passionate about something like that," Allison Kirkpatrick said.

The school and Katie's Girl Scout Troop sent more than 200 letters by the November 1st deadline. Any they are work on now will go to next year's batch.

Katie said she hopes the letters make a difference.

"They are going to be like so happy to like see a letter that a Hendersonville child wrote for them," she said.

Katie's principal, Ondie Mitchell, who coordinated the project school wide said they hope to keep the project going for years to come.

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