Thanks for supporting our troops abroad

To the Editor:

The Monday December 3, 2012 article in The Caledonian Record "Volunteers Send Vermont Christmas To Our Troops" was a heartwarming reminder of the spirit of generosity and patriotism alive in our Northeast Kingdom corner of the world. Kudos to Dorcas Lee, Martin Fortin, Nicquelle Fortin, and the many others who gave and give so freely of their time to make sure that our troops abroad are remembered, particularly at Christmas.

As a past volunteer at the USO package stuffing "parties" at the Fort Belvoir U.S. Army base in Virginia during the 2000s, I know firsthand the great camaraderie and friendships that are formed at these events as well as the underlying kindness of so many volunteers. Keep up the great work Dorcas, Marty, and Nicquelle in supporting our troops so far from home.

Sincerely,

Christopher E. Ryan

Alexandria, Va.

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