Troop Support

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Registered: 01-23-2003
Troop Support
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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 8:17am
Good morning ladies! I just want all of you to know how much I appreciate all you and your DH's are doing! I live in a small (pop. 3500) town in IL. I have organized a yellow ribbon campaign and a prayer vigil for April 12. The VFW will provide a buglar and color guard. We are also going to light candles in our windows on that evening at 7:00. Our schools are putting together care packages for the troops. Out town is going all out for a major rally on Armed Forces Day next month too! If I can ever figure out how to use all the bells and whistles on my computer, I will post pictures. Thanks again and God bless!

Sheila (older SAHM & DW of Army vet, Vietnam)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: exsmoker2
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 1:09pm
I've read your messages to us and just wanted to say thank you. Not only for your kind words here, but for the incredible amount of work you've done in your hometown in the name of patriotism.

Thank you!!

:) melissa

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: exsmoker2
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 2:53pm
You are truly appreciated! Just in case you haven't heard that enough lately!!! You have taken such initiative to make sure that moral remains high, thanks.

Keri - Navy wife in Texas

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: exsmoker2
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 5:04pm
What a great thing to do!

I would very much like to get something going here. We've already got the schools and local businesses donating items for the troops. How do you go about getting yellow ribbon? I've tried several times to contact the VFW but have never been able to get in touch with anyone (no answering machine either). I've also heard they might be willing to donate towards postage for the packages.

If you have any info on how to get some of these things going, would you please e-mail me at cskidis@hotmail.com . Thank you!

Charady

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Registered: 01-23-2003
In reply to: exsmoker2
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 4:41pm
Please check you email!!