Please support our troops

March 5, 2014

To the editor:

I recently received an email that the 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed in Afghanistan is requesting a few items that they need.

The list consists of: sports/college lanyards, Q-tips (for hygiene and cleaning weapons), ear buds, pocket-size notebooks and toiletry bags. I have contacted several local service organizations to participate in the effort on behalf of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition, the Leath Library in Rockingham and the Hamlet City Library have extended their generosity by allowing me to place donation boxes. The boxes will be placed on March 11 and will be on display until April 1. The boxes will be collected and the items shipped.

If you would like to send a card, please feel free to drop it in the box. The troops will appreciate hearing from “home.”

Thanks to all who participate in this event to show our support for the sacrifices they make every day.

Patricia A. Davis