End of deployment happens for some in the active military just in time for Veterans Day.
Hundreds of members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing returned from a four month deployment to Afghanistan yesterday. The nearly 300 troops spent their time overseas supporting the allied mission and helping coalition troops.
On this Veterans Day we have a timely story for today. A New Hampshire grandma is sending over 100-thousand holiday cards to U.S. troops stationed around the world.
Dr. Laura Landerman-Garber of Hollis, New Hampshire says she and her family did their first mailing in 2003. Two years ago, she formed the non-profit “Holiday Cards 4 Our Military New Hampshire Challenge” to help with postage, and invited local students to participate. Landerman-Garber says her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.
Last year, she received holiday cards from service members based in 30 states and Canada.