Kids Greet Soldiers Through Video

12-13-05 - This Christmas, some soldiers in Iraq will be a little closer to home.

Aikin Elementary in Paris, Texas is opening there doors and offering you the chance to talk with your loved ones who are serving over seas this holiday season. It’s done through modern technology. Videoconferencing allows families to have interactive conversations even though they are oceans apart.

Aikin Elementary paired up with the non-profit Freedom Calls Foundation to bring Texoma the opportunity to connect this Christmas. The videoconferencing technology allows them to punch into three different military bases in Iraq by simply using a remote to punch in a code, and then they're connected.

If you have someone overseas and would like to connect with them this Christmas, call Akin Elementary at 903-737-7443, or you can Email