LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Students at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton helped fill Christmas stockings for soldiers at Fort Carson.

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The annual tradition involves the help from special needs students at the school.

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Sharon McManus is a Special Education teacher at Chatfield. She says alumni have also come back to lend a hand.

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McManus says this tradition holds a special place in her heart because she has two sons who served in the Marine Corps.

“I just know as a mom what it feels like to have a loved one away and to know that they need a piece of home any chance they can get it,” said McManus.

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The students filled about 250 stockings on Thursday which include a holiday car, pencils and candy.

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