Tree to Iraq
Hats off to the Chatty Hatty Red Hat Ladies of Rainbow Springs, Fla., who have been honored on Capitol Hill after “adopting” U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
According to Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida Republican, the ladies earlier this year contacted her congressional office to help locate Iraq-based soldiers from their area.
“The ladies were looking to adopt a couple of soldiers [. . .] and to send them packages filled with necessities and goodies,” she explains. “As you might imagine, those first few soldiers grew to nearly 30 soldiers that the ladies eventually adopted.”
Every month since, the ladies have put together three large care packages for the troops, and once every four months send a special box of Hollywood films for a “movie night,” complete with popcorn.
Now, wouldn’t you know, the ladies have found a way to ship an entire Christmas tree to Iraq, with all the trimmings.