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RU Students Sign Cards for the Troops

In a show of holiday gratitude, members of the Radford University community have joined together to send cards to American troops serving abroad.

Students and faculty can show their support of the troops by claiming a card in the Hurlburt Student Center and writing their own message of holiday cheer. Cards will be available through Friday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"This time of year presents our students with a great opportunity to share some holiday spirit with the troops deployed overseas and recovering back in the States," said Matt Dunleavy, interim assistant vice provost. We are thrilled to send cards and holiday greetings to members of our military community. We hope they will brighten their day and remind them that we are thinking of them as they serve our country."

The card signing was organized by the Office of the Provost, Military Resource Center, Greek Life and other volunteers. It is the hopes of organizers that 1,000 cards will be signed and sent around the world to make American servicemen and women feel a little closer to home this holiday season.

photo of students signing holiday cards for the troops

Alexa Waggoner and Kayla Griffin write notes of appreciation as they sign a holiday card for troops overseas.

Dec 10, 2013