Friday, December 5, 2008

150 Packages Sent To Troops In 2008 Honor Our Heroes Drive

Mr. McRae meets members of the Middlesex Sheriff's Dept as they arrive at BHS to help pack boxes for our troops.

It was a busy week in the Edward Young Science Lecture hall as volunteers helped pack all of the donated items to be shipped off to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of our troops. We had a number of individuals who donated their time to help in this effort and we thank them all for their generosity.

Here are our 150 packages as the final touches are made.
World War II veteran Norm Biggart, a Burlington resident donated much of his time this week to help pack boxes for our soldiers.

Here is a brief note from Mr. McRae on the conclusion of this year's "Honor Our Heroes" drive:

Just this morning the last few "care packages" went out to the Post Office to be shipped to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan! We were able to make 150 boxes. Each large box was filled with essentials such as Gold Bond powder, snacks, wet wipes, phone cards and many other items. Some of the most precious items were cards and letters written by our elementary students! Thanks to everyone at each of the schools who helped support this project by providing supplies, phone cards and art work for our soldiers to receive.

I'll try to post a few photos... I also believe that the Times Union will have some video on their website. I'll be working on a DVD to chronicle what went on up here at BHS and would be glad to send it to anyone who would like it. In addition, I will post any letters from soldiers onto a website so you can see the impact that you are making on these women and men.

Alan McRae

Handmade cards from our elementary students added a nice touch to our packages.

Our group of helpers who arrived on Thursday afternoon.

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