I agree with the writer of “More than 1 soldier deserves our thanks” (Clarion, May 9). The problem is that we are not a base town. Other than our small National Guard detachment, we don’t have a “list,” so-to-speak, of all the peninsula residents from all branches of the military, when they are returning or who their families are.
The Peninsula’s Yellow Ribbon Club is trying to change that.
Contact information of military personnel and their families is confidential. If someone wants to have their family member honored, they are going to have to contact either Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey or the Peninsula’s Yellow Ribbon Club.
Individuals and businesses may donate a “welcome home” basket or items for fundraisers to the club. We also would like to hear from clubs, businesses or individuals who have a program in place to encourage troops or their families. We are interested in helping any efforts that are already in place.
The Peninsula’s Yellow Ribbon Club is for those who have family who are deployed, deploying or deployable. Our summer meetings will be the second Thursday of each month. You can find our more about it by going to the Web site at http://myyellowribbon.blogspot.com.
Yes, indeed, more than one soldier deserves our thanks. Let’s make that happen.
God bless America.
Peninsula’s Yellow Ribbon Club
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