It's that time of year again....
The Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg will be sending care packages to the troops that are deployed for the holidays.
We do this two times a year - it brings smiles, tears and a "taste of home" to our troops during one of the hardest times of the year to be deployed. It is hard for our sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, husbands and everyone who is deployed.
Putting together these special care packages has become a community event. The Blue Star Mothers has gathered items to put into these special boxes that include food, snacks, magazines, letters from our local elementary school children and so much more that mean to much to everyone deployed.
My husband still has the letter that our daughter wrote to him when he deployed to Desert Shield/Storn in 1990! Her letter will stay with him forever (if you know what I mean).
The Blue Star Mothers has a large team of volunteers who make this care package drive possible. What we are missing (this time around) are the names of those deployed. Rules and regulations have been put into place that restrict the names from being released to use in order to mail the care packages.
Do you have a child, relative, family member or friend who will be spending their holiday deployed outside the United States (this does not include those who are actively stationed outside the U.S. - such as Italy, Japan, Germany). If you know of anyone, please contact our chapter and let us know - we would love to send them some "love" from home for the holidays.
**This picture is from our holiday care package drive last year - Thanks again to everyone who participated. We couldn't do it without your help and support.