Teacher Tracy Harmon shares her passion for our nations’ heroes

Blue Ribbon News shines the spotlight on GOOD PEOPLE doing GOOD THINGS, like Cullins-Lake Pointe teacher Tracy Harmon, a true angel

(Rockwall ISD) October 12, 2012 – Cullins-Lake Pointe teacher Tracy Harmon volunteers with an organization called Soldiers’ Angels. It is a non-profit organization that supports deployed service members, their families and our veterans.

If a member of the military needs something, Soldiers’ Angels will provide it.  Mrs. Harmon has been involved for the past few years and has “adopted” numerous Heroes.  She sends letters and care packages to them during their deployments.

In addition, Tracy is a Team Leader on the Letter Writing Team where she coordinates a group of volunteers who write letters each week to deployed Troops.  She also volunteers on the Living Legends Team, which sends condolence cards/letters to families of the Fallen.

As part of Soldiers’ Angels, she also volunteers at the Dallas VA hospital, where she is assigned to the Spinal Cord Injury Unit.  Tracy expressed that one of her favorite things is spending time with some of our wounded warriors.

“They are all incredibly inspiring and I could listen to their stories for hours!” she said.

Mrs. Harmon has also brought her passion for supporting our Troops into her classroom.  During Freedom Week, many classes at Cullins-Lake Pointe participated by writing THANK YOU cards/letters that Tracy will bring to the VA hospital on her next visit.  Some of the letters will be sent to the chaplains in Afghanistan to hand out to service members who don’t often receive mail from home.

Each week of the school year, Mrs. Harmon’s class honors a “Hero of the Week.”  On Friday afternoons during Social Studies time, her students write to a different service member.  Often it will be someone currently deployed, but other times it may be a soldier who has recently returned home.  Not only does this give the students the opportunity to practice their writing skills, but Mrs. Harmon uses the opportunity to talk about character and responsibility, serving others and being good leaders and role models.  Many students come to class each Monday morning, and the first thing they ask is  “Who is our Hero of the Week?”

Mrs. Harmon not only talks about putting others before herself, she lives it!

Submitted by Kristie Leavell, Rockwall ISD. 

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