A Gift of Honor

Last weekend a close friend of ours, and one of the troops from Operation Cookie Drop, came by for dinner. He was home for a short time for training before going 0verseas again. He came bearing gifts and not least among them was this flag and certificate that reads, “This flag was flown over the skies of Irag & Afghanistan…”. It is such an honor to receive such a gift! I wanted to cry when he told me that they took it with them on their flight missions.

It was a thank you gift from him and his squad for organizing Operation Cookie Drop so I wanted to post it and thank all of you again who participated in the project.

I was humbled by how grateful they were to receive packages from home and I felt guilty accepting a thank you from them; the brave men who are risking their lives for our country.

Please remember them, and all the men and women serving our country, in your prayers.

“Be mindful, 0 Lord, of all civil Authorities, of our Armed Forces, of this city in which we dwell, and of every city and land; grant us peaceful times, that we may lead a calm and tranquil life in all godliness and sanctity. ” –from the petitions of the Divine Liturgy

Operation Cookie Drop

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had a project ‘baking’ in my mind to help support some of our boys in Iraq.

A good friend of ours was recently deployed to Iraq (for the 3rd time) and in return for a favor he did for me while stationed in England I promised to fulfill his request for homemade cookies.

I decided to make a project of it and recruit some bakers to help make cookies for his entire 351st Air Refueling Squadron. There are a total of 9 men and they will be deployed for the entire summer.

Each baker would be required to bake 5 dozen cookies of their choice once a month and mail them to their ‘adopted soldier’. It will probably be for 3-4 months and you can bake whatever kind of cookies you want! You can also include cards, letters, etc. If you’d like to help but don’t have the time to bake let me know and I can give you a list of other items you could send.

If you’re interested in helping out please send an email to OperationCookieDrop{at}ChasingCheerios{dot}com.

Thanks everyone! Let’s send these guys a little bit of home!