The state Legislature passed a House resolution commending civic groups in Walker for their support of American troops in Afghanistan.
Operation Hometown Proud began July 4 as a mission of the American Legion Post in Walker to support an area soldier, PFC Neil Nelson, and his unit, B Company, 1st Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., a unit mobilized to serve in Afghanistan for six to nine months.
The purpose of Operation Hometown Proud is to show young soldiers that the people back home are proud of them and will support them as long as they are overseas fighting for freedom.
Every individual soldier in the B Company has been adopted by groups, families or individuals. They have been receiving letters, gifts and care packages from caring citizens.
For more information on adopting specific units serving in the war on terror overseas contact Kelly Nelson at email@example.com or at (218) 547-2222.
Also, members of the Hackensack VFW Post 2701 and Auxiliary Unit 2701 recently packed care packages for soldiers stationed in Afghanistan as part of Operation Hometown Proud.
Members of the VFW or Auxiliary can leave donations for the next care packages at the pulltab booth inside the Wharf in Walker.
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