Video by Joseph Andrew Lee and Eric Brandner

FORT DRUM, New York – At the home of the 10th Mountain Division in upstate New York, winters can be long and lonesome.

That’s why volunteers there began to organize Storytime at the local USO, where military kids can socialize and do arts and crafts with their family.

You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.