Originally created 10/10/01

Teach children about kind adults

In the wake of the terrible things that have happened to our nation, I want children to understand that not all grown-ups treat others poorly. I wonder if these thoughts may help:

Thanksgiving is for thanking all the people who make our country safe and free.

Hero is a person who unselfishly sacrifices to help others have a chance at life.

Freedom is each American having the right to work hard at being a good citizen.

God is a sincere and unconditional love for each other.

Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ.

Giving is putting a smile in the heart of a child in need.

And what if we taught ourselves that the real meaning of good can be found in the hearts of our children?

Tommy A. Garcia, Augusta

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