Monday, February 28, 2011

Operation Heartfelt Salute

Columbia Place mall Mall has kicked off an Operation Heartfelt Salute campaign to support military members and their families.
The campaign, which continues through March 12, includes a letter-writing program and care package delivery to soldiers.
Shoppers can stop by the mall offices and write a note of appreciation on specially prepared postcards. Or they can donate items for care packages to be sent to deployed military personnel.
Suggested care items include DVDs, CDs, toiletries, cheese and cracker packs, canned fruit, pudding, chips and other packaged food items. Items can be dropped off at the mall office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Residents also can buy Operation Heartfelt Salute bracelets for $1 each to support Blue Star Mothers and other organizations that support the troops.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thousands of Grand Valley Residents Send Valentines to Troops Overseas

KREX News Room
Maura Kennedy

Grand Junction - Military women and men overseas will have thousands of Valentines from the Grand Valley this year thanks to the efforts of one local military mother's group.

Blue Star Mothers set up tables full of glitter, cards, stickers, and pens on Sunday for anyone to design a homemade card for a veteran or a service person overseas.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The War after the War

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - More than a million young American soldiers have returned home from overseas, but never truly left the battleground. Many service men and women endure a painful struggle to readjust after they're discharged from the military. Our newest generation of veterans is fighting a war after the war.

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