Richard and Kilmer exchanged a number of letter throughout the summer,Richard sent a poem with each letter and always delighted to receive encouragement and suggestion to improvement.In early September,Kilmer told Richard that he had finally arrived in France.Richard was hoping that the war would end before Kilmer went to Europe.School started again,Mrs Hansen announced a plan to hold a patriotic programme to help sell Liberty Bonds,which helped finance the war.The show will involve music ,singing war songs.play Lady Liberty Role and Doughboy wearing a soldier 's uniform.The main roles  will be played by the boy and girl who write the best essays.Each student secretly  dreamed of playing  the roles,however,Richard was selected to play the role of the Doyghboy and Hannah Schermers was selected for the role of Lady of Liberty.When Hannah read her essay in the class,Richard was the only one who applauded her.