Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - March 5, 2010

Letter: Thanks for writing to the troops

Dear Editor,

Saturday, Feb. 13 was a great day for our town. Here's why: Moms and Dads with kids, couples holding hands and grandmas galore, stopped by a little table on Main Street to celebrate Valentine's Day by writing a message of thanks and encouragement to a recuperating vet or active military hero serving America away from home.

In just four hours, 54 grateful hearts had created a homemade card to be included in a support our troops "gifts from home" care package to be sent by Freedom Alliance (www.freedomalliance.org). I was deeply touched by the enthusiasm and sincerity with which each card was written and at the often repeated words, "We love you. How can we ever thank you enough for your bravery in keeping us safe?" To all those who stopped by to remember our troops, thank you! I don't know your names, but I remember your faces and I saw your hearts.

Candyce Roberts

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