This year we asked if you had the chance to thank a Veteran for their service, what would you say? Many of these letters were written by students of Lahr-Well Academy in Edwardsville, IL. A blank letter is included for you to complete if you choose. Email a photo of your message to and we'll add it to this gallery for local Veterans to see this year on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11th.

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