Volunteers make greeting cards for overseas troops

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- Celia Walker, who lost her son Leonard, a Marine corporal, in the 1982 Beirut bombing, wishes she had more letters and cards to remember him by.
That's why she's helping to make greeting cards that troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan can send home to their families.
Walker was among a handful of volunteers at the Houston-Love Memorial Library using stamps Wednesday to decorate greeting cards for troops stationed abroad.
The project is part of Operation Write Home, which provides troops with handmade greeting cards they can send home to their families. Last year, the organization provided more than 480,000 cards to service members.
On Wednesday, volunteers at the library made about 100 cards, including thank you cards for military personnel.


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