The Army Flier
Fort Rucker, AL | December 6, 2013
Operation Celebration is an on-going tradition each holiday season at Fort Rucker Primary School where students make hand made gifts and cards and send them to deployed Soldiers, and with the program growing in size each year the decision was made to get families involved fo 2013.
Recognizing that many Soldiers do not get to spend the holidays at home with their loved ones, students put some holiday cheer in a box to lessen the holiday blues that some deployed Soldiers may feel, including four parents of current students who cannot get leave for the holidays, said Sylvia Thornton, organizer of the event. “We wanted to get our entire school community involved this year,” she said. “Making it a Family event has made it possible where the parents can create ornaments and gifts with their children and help their child understand the benefits of giving.”