2013-12-21 / Editorials & Letters

Thanks for helping aid veterans

Editor:

The Ladies Auxiliary to Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 has recently done a wonderful thing. We have put together 65 goody bags for the VA Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Our Veterans are not given soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste, tooth brushes, combs, shampoo, or any other essential personal care items by our government. What a shame. These men and women have sacrificed so much so that we don’t have to think about our freedoms.

I want to thank PNC Bank for donating the reusable bags, Park National Bank for donating water bottles and ink pens, VFW Post 1388 for the socks and notebooks, Robin Fink for the bars of soap, and Anna Clendenen for the packages of tissues. I want to give a special thank-you to Becky Wolfe, Lois Holler, and Randy Willis for helping put the bags together and a thank-you to Rose Shaver for coming to my aid when I was trying to put all these items in my car.

This is such a small thing we can do for these brave men and women who may never be able to leave the hospital. I feel honored that I can do something this small. Let’s hope this makes their Christmas a little easier to bear.

Tis the Season for giving. We are always accepting donations. If anyone travels a lot, please pick up the soap, shampoo, lotion, and other items in your hotel room. Your Veterans can use them and really appreciate any small thing we can do for them. They can be dropped off at the Post or call me and I will come get them.

God Bless Our Veterans and God Bless America.

Lauralyn V. Palmer, Pres. LAVFW 1388

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