By Donna Bindl
We are still at war, and we have Bridger Valley troops in the military and in harms way. Although there isnít much talk about the war as in the past, we still have to be aware our troops need our support. That letter, card or package from home means so much to them.
Have you every started a project, and when you thought you were finished, you had a feeling that something was missing as it just wasnít complete. Well, that is the situation in which I found myself. A while back I started to get names, addresses, etc. on all of the active military soldiers from Bridger Valley. I looked and searched everywhere, but it didnít seem like it was coming together like it should have. I thought gathering this information was going to be a lot easier than it has turned out to be. Thatís why I am writing this letter. I need your help.
Before the holidays, I started searching for information on our troops from Bridger Valley. In doing so, I found out the list I was provided was incomplete and out-of-date.
I have been working on fund raising projects in order to send packages to our local troops, not just for Christmas, but also at other times of the year. I have also been asked by individuals for names and addresses as they had a school class or church group that wanted to do something for our troops. Some even wanted to adopt a soldier to keep in touch with them throughout the year. I did have a few names and correct addresses so the children could complete their projects. But, to say the least, this wasnít fair to the other troops.
I want to correct that by having a complete list so our community has a place to go for information when they are supporting the troops. Along with the names, information on what we can send them and/or families in our community who need assistance while their loved one is away and on active duty will be valuable information.
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