WE LOVE OUR GUARDSMAN AND IT SHOWS!
Saturday, December 6th Pullman Washington held a Christmas Rally to support our local National Guardsman who will be away from home during the upcoming Christmas Season.
The turn out was fantastic with approximately 50 people showing they care by gathering together to write letters and fill handmade Christmas stockings with donated items for our soldiers. It was an enjoyable time for all!!!! I, for one, had a blast writing Christmas Cards and getting to see old friends and make new ones too!
The keynote speaker was Michael Baumgartner, a local resident who holds degrees both at WSU and Harvard. Michael left the private sector in 2007 to become a civilian volunteer with the US State Department in Iraq. He was appointed Deputy Director in the area of Economics in the Office of Joint Strategic Planning & Assessment at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. It was a privilege and an honor to hear his experiences and perceptions of the Surge and efforts to reduce Jayesh Al Mehdi militia involvement. His stories were most interesting and touching.
Much thanks goes to Rebecca Schwartz, Heather Schwartz, Paula Schwartz and Carey Wilson who organized the event. Thanks also to the lovely Whitman Senior Living Center who graciously hosted the event and in partnership with Dissmore's put out a luncheon of turkey wraps, veggie trays, cheese and cracker trays, cookies, coffee, tea and eggnog! WOW!! And a special note of thanks to Dr. Scott Adams from VMRD who provided shipping for the packages! THANKS TO ALL!! I KNOW OUR TROOPS WILL APPRECIATE IT! I have personally received emails of thanks...so I know HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO THEM!!!!!!
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