This week, Middle and Upper School students have been writing thank you letters to our troops, thanking them for their service and dedication to our country. This is for The Bert Show’s “Big Thank You” annual campaign. The students wrote over 300 letters to send to our troops last year, and we are hoping to meet that goal again this year. The annual effort aims to provide every service person deployed outside the United States with a handwritten Thank You letter on Thanksgiving Day.
Since its inception, the“Big Thank You” campaign has collected more than one million handwritten letters. School systems, corporations, and celebrities across the country have shown their support by writing personalized letters and encouraging students, customers, and fans to do the same. The campaign has received letters from all over the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and Spain, including some letters written in Chinese and braille. The Bert Show has even received calls from First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton, congratulating them on the “Big Thank You” campaign’s overall success in previous years.
The deadline to submit letters is October 27. Click here for more details if your family or friends would like to write and send more letters. If you write a letter, you can drop it off at the front desk by Oct 20. We will be delivering the letters written by AGS on Oct 21.