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      Baldwinsville students sing a thank you to troops overseas

      Students at Ray Middle School in Baldwinsville have come up with a unique way to thank our troops serving overseas. They are singing a song of thanks.

      Music teacher Tammy Williams said when students came to her with the idea of doing something for the troops she asked them one question. "I just said to them, What would you say to them? What would you do if they were here? The common theme is 'thank you. Thank you for peace, thank you for our freedom.'"

      With that the idea for composing a song to soldiers was born. Seventh grader John Sidorakis hopes the song helps bring comfort to soldiers serving overseas. "I want them to feel like they're cared for and they are safe and will come back unharmed," he says.

      The songs recorded by Tammy Williams' students will be included in care packages sent to soldiers on the frontlines.

      Students like Jewel Slade says helping soldiers serving their country so far away from home has been rewarding. "It means a lot to be able to do this, because I know it is going to make a lot of people happy and us, too," she says.