I am very proud of my daughter. She always manages to find ways to pay it forward. I am taking a cue from her and joined the Soldier's Angels group online. Following in my DD's footsteps I have adopted a soldier. I write to him weekly and send a care package monthly. I think that William is in Afghanistan. His address sort of indicates that.
I am also going to make pillowcases for wounded soldiers. I just received some wonderful patriotic fabric by UPS. The fabric is 100% cotton by Marcus Brothers from the American Valor quilt series. There is enough for 5 pillowcases which is the minimum to send each time. I especially love that the words "Thank you" are printed on both the case fabric and the cuff fabric. I'll include photos when they are made. Thinking of putting on a narrow, red contrasting band, too.
I also found some wonderful Hallmark cards in their "Hero" line that only cost $1.99 each. I don't know if they always have these or just because it is soon to be Independence Day. I bought 5 of them because sometimes I might not be able to think of something to write about. The soldiers are so busy that you rarely get a response. But, they do appreciate everything that is done for them. I feel fortunate that I don't personally know anyone in the services right now. But, I pray for the safety of all our military.