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Royal Oaks Elementary students, and Anna Mueller's father Rich who initiated the project, pose with the flag, which flew on base, and plaque that the solders sent back to the students to show their appreciation for the picture.

Art project connects local students, overseas soldiers

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For many people, the war in Afghanistan is a world away. But for others it reaches closer to home.

The war became a little more real for Royal Oaks Elementary third graders earlier this month when they made a connection with an army troop in Afghanistan.


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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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