School kids send soldiers knock-knock jokes

LIVERMORE, Calif.

The idea to send jokes to service men and women overseas was the brainchild of first grader Angelica Evans.

"We wanted to send the soldiers a joke because we want them to be happy," Angelica said.

"We were watching a commercial on TV, got teary-eyed about the soldiers far from home; she wanted to do something nice for them, so she decided to send a knock-knock joke," Angelica's mom Kim Evans said.

Soon, Angelica's enthusiasm for writing knock-knock jokes spread to the entire school, all 700 students.

"It was really nice to see their enthusiasm, wanting to support our soldiers and give them a laugh," teacher Melissa Dato said.

"I think giving this to them will make them really, really happy and think of good things," first grader Nick Corsi said.

From here, the knock-knock jokes will be handed off to Blue Star Moms who will include them in care packages sent to soldiers overseas.

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