Earth, TX 79031
October 2005

Dear Soldier,

I am writing this letter to show you how much I appreciate you protecting me. You protect me by risking your life every day trying to make the United States safe. To me, you soldiers are the bravest people there could ever be. Never give up through the bad times because we are counting on you to make it through.

My name is Marissa. I live in a small town called Earth, Texas. My religion is Catholic. I go to Springlake-Earth Junior High, and this is my first year of my school. I have a younger brother and sister.

I hope you will write to me so I can find out more about you and what you thought about my letter.