Monday, April 02, 2007

Soldiers' Angels: In the News

Soldiers' Angels have been very busy all over the United States providing care for our serving AND veteran men and women in uniform.

Soldiers' Angels in North Dakota welcomed home the North Dakota Army National Guard on Friday which I covered here with pictures. KFYR News was on the scene and filed this video report.

The best part? When the young soldier they were interviewing said what she really wanted "right now" was a chocolate shake. I hope somebody got it for her.

Soldiers' Angels Texas recently provided money and care items to veterans at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Texas:

Everyone’s talking about who does or does not support U.S. troops at home and abroad. One relatively new organization leaves no room for doubt.

“We’ve really got a mixed up world today,” said Otto A. Schroeder, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army 32nd Division, who was stationed in the South Pacific. Nowadays he lives at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, where Martha Newman and Twyla Choate of Soldiers’ Angels recently donated $1,000 in comfort items and phone cards for elderly veterans.[snip]

Schroeder, at 90, said the items he’s received included writing tablets, envelopes, phone cards and more.

“Being remembered for our service to our country means so much to each of us here,” he said. “We deeply appreciate the respect they have shown to us who have served in past wars. We wish our soldiers didn’t have to go to war now. But if I were younger, I’d be over there, too.”

- May no soldier go unloved