I just wanted to send a note to say thank you to all the volunteers that have so generously donated their time, money and goodies for the Miracle Boxes for troops serving overseas. My unit is ready to re-deploy to the states within the next month.
All 40 of us "horsemen" have loved and benefited from the great people of my home state who have given so much to us. Sometimes a smile from something silly in the package is the best thing that can happen and at times watching these guys dig through the packages and argue about who gets what is the best therapy for an over-worked bunch of construction workers who haven't had a day off in a month and are working 12 hour days.
I hope to make it home to Lapeer County (or the surrounding area) when the volunteers are having a packing party. I would love to help pack and meet some of the great folks who have helped my RED HORSE unit (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers). I especially loved getting packages from the Senior Centers in Imlay City and Romeo. People never seem to realize how much the seniors have to offer.
Beth Rice, formerly of Imlay City
October 07, 2009