Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thank You From Kabul

In Massachusetts, The Salem News reports that when Sargent David Richey received a box of Girl Scout cookies - with a heart on it - as he was deploying overseas, it made him smile. So he tucked the heart inside his wallet, where it remains today.

The box of Lemonades came from Danvers Girl Scout Troop 843, and it also carried the name and address of the troop and a big "thank you." To show his appreciation, Richey sent the Girl Scouts a letter along with a flag that was flown over Camp Alamo, Afghanistan, on Veterans Day 2010. The flag had also been flown on top of "the Ghar," a rocky mountain outside of Kabul. The Girl Scouts got the flag a few weeks ago, and they have been buzzing about it ever since. The flag represented a thank-you not only from Richey, but from other soldiers who were moved by what the Girl Scouts did.
Have you been involved with sending cookies or letters to servicemembers abroad?