Friday, April 29, 2011

A Heartfelt Care Package Exchange

Milwaukee's Journal Sentinel reports that second grade Girl Scout Mackenzie Frost and her fellow Girl Scouts sent cookies to U.S. troops overseas, and she recently received a special package in return.

Frost wrote a note for each package introducing herself, explaining which Brownie troop she belonged to and how she came up with the idea. She also told the U.S. service members in Iraq that the cookies were a great way to remember her dad. Her father, Christopher Frost, was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq in March 2008 when Mackenzie was 5.

Touched by her letter, as well as the boxes of Girl Scout cookies sent by Mackenzie and Waukesha Brownie Troop 2653, the U.S. service members decided to say thank you the best way they knew how, via a care package. In school, Mackenzie was also presented with gifts sent from troops in Iraq - a U.S. flag flown over Iraq in Christopher Frost's memory, a large framed photo collage and a video greeting from a three-star Army general who is deputy commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.