Earlier this year, 5th grade students from Walnut Springs Elementary participated in the Supporting Our Soldiers at Sea program. They each hand-wrote letters of gratitude, encouragement, and advice to our troops as part of an effort that includes adopting the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier deployed in the Indian Ocean. Thus far, more than 20,000 letters have been written from 500 plus classrooms across the U.S. This effort was organized by Learning Without Tears, an education company, and VetAdvisor, which provides integrative care for veterans.