Op­er­a­tion Head­rest Will Wel­come In­fantry Home

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Islander - By LINDA DELA CRUZ

Trin­ity Lutheran School stu­dents have been dec­o­rat­ing some very spe­cial pil­low­cases lately, and it doesn’t stop there.

The nearly 200 col­or­ful pil­low­cases are Trin­ity’s way to thank the troops via “Op­er­a­tion Head­rest.” They will be placed in the bar­racks rooms for re­turn­ing troops in the 3rd In­fantry Bat­tal­ion Com­bat Team.

“They got a lot of ap­pre­ci­a­tion out of that,” said prin­ci­pal David Wit­tig, not­ing that the chil­dren “en­joy it any­time they can mess with paint.

“We have a lot of mil­i­tary fam­i­lies, and whether they are a mil­i­tary kid, or a non-mil­i­tary stu­dent who has friends whose par­ents are de­ployed, it was a nice project.”

The par­ent-teacher group pro­vided the linens and paint for the paint-in, which took place Sept. 1 for 180 stu­dent de­sign­ers. Par­ent Debbie Wa­ters, who is fam­ily readi­ness ad­viser to the bat­tal­ion, and other vol­un­teers col­lected the com­pleted pil­low­cases for de­liv­ery.

“We are start­ing an­other ser­vice project,” Wit­tig added. “We’re putting to­gether wel­come-home pack­ets of tooth­paste, sham­poo and per­sonal items that will go into the rooms, too. It’s an on­go­ing thing with mil­i­tary fam­i­lies, and we en­joy do­ing that.”

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