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Supporting the troops in Iraq


Yesterday marked the seventh anniversary of 9/11, when the United States was attacked by terrorists. Tyrone Colonial Courtyard residents made the best of the day by having the American Legion Honor Guard raise the U.S. flag and descend it to half-mast to honor those who have died fighting for our freedom. Residents also packed 30 boxes full of food and non-food items to send to current troops in Iraq. On Tuesday, the residents worked for five hours sorting items and wrapping boxes, along with writing thank you cards and letters for the soldiers. The boxes will be sent once Colonial Courtyard gets a list of APO addresses of individual soldiers stationed in Iraq. Some of the residents who took part in packing the care packages include, from left: Alice Troutwine, Ruth Elder, Betty Koozer, Shirley Dillon, Activities Director Sheila Clowes, Paul Shaw, Diane Shingler, Maxine McConeghy, Aldine Baker and Connie Adams. The residents all said how good of a feeling it was to do something to support the troops. One of the residents, Mrs. McConeghy, has a grandson stationed in Iraq. (The Daily Herald/Kris Yaniello)