Teddy bears to troops in Afghanistan
Supervisor Andrew Boyar urged the town to get involved with the process. He has supported the project since its inception. “Drivers can have yellow stickers on their cars supporting our troops, but this is more tangible. With these packages, the troop feels less isolated,” he said.
Studies have indicated that troops such as the 101st Airborne Division see themselves as “blood” relatives and steadfastly look out for each other’s safety and consider themselves “family,” akin to the families they left behind in the U.S. The three platoons that compromise 68 soldiers are extremely close knit, said Carmeci.
Any questions can be referred to Doreen Hanson, town clerk, at 845/557-6085.