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Beechwood schools show their appreciation for soldiers of Bravo company

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FORT MITCHELL, KY (FOX19) -

With Veterans Day approaching Fort Mitchell, city officials Friday rolled out the red carpet for a group of soldiers and their families from Fort Bragg.

It's part of the city's "Adopt A Unit" program which binds local communities with the men and women who serve our country.

In our commitment to balanced news and telling positive stories it's an example of what's working in the Tri-State.

The 40 soldiers from Bravo company helped kick off the Beechwood Tigers pep rally and it also gave them the opportunity to say thanks for all the support from the school.

There were plenty of high fives to go around as Beechwood students welcomed the soldiers who have just returned from Afghanistan.  

Spec. Jordan Cox says support from the folks back home makes a big difference. "It means the world. There's a lot of tough times overseas and even just the smallest letter, a cookie to let someone know they're thinking about you. It means the world. It helps out a lot," said Cox. 

Beechwood adopted the unit back in 2004. Company Commander Captain Trent Talley says the students send them letters care packages when they're deployed. "Inside those packages are everything from hygiene items like toothpaste, soap, shampoo and baby wipes are a huge commodity to snacks, cookies homemade, store bought," said Talley.

Captain Talley says his unit also gets a lot of letters. "We received a ton of letters from the students. Everything from kindergarten with crayon drawings all the way to high school students. The appreciation shown from them...it captures the value of the understanding the students have."

"It gives everybody here in ft. Mitchell and Beechwood schools the opportunity to express gratitude and thanks and appreciation to the folks in uniform," said Steve Hutton.

Throughout this weekend the soldiers will be treated to free meals, a proclamation and lots of appreciation for serving our country.

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