Tree to Iraq

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.

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