Followup: Seattle Lutheran students’ gift to Gulf-bound troops

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Just in from Bil Hood at Seattle Lutheran High School, a followup to the story we brought you 2 weeks ago about the SLHS Key Club reaching out to Gulf-bound soldiers:

These photos are just in from Seattle Lutheran parent, Fabienne Zwerling (pictured in blue). She’s a parent of a SLHS sophomore and works in the airline industry; she took 400 soldiers to Kuwait.

The SLHS student body created care packages for the soldiers as well as writing thank-you notes to the soldiers and signed a banner that reads, “Seattle Lutheran High School supports our troops.” Some
students wrote short stories and jokes as well as thank you notes on their cards. “It feels good to know that we’re making a difference in a soldier’s life!” said senior Emily Meyer, Key Club president, as she
was writing a thank-you card.

Last week the soldiers called the school on Fabienne’s cell phone. Their thank-you call was played for the students of the school’s p.a. system. These pictures were all taken on the plane ride over to Frankfurt. The Troops were then going to Kuwait and the a one year tour in Iraq.

2 Replies to "Followup: Seattle Lutheran students' gift to Gulf-bound troops"

  • Tracy D. November 20, 2008 (3:42 pm)

    I have chills reading this! Not only am I a Seattle Lutheran Alum, but I just love seeing young people getting involved like this. When I attended Sea Lu in the 90’s (ugh!) we did cards and care packages for the soldiers in Operation Desert Storm. I’m glad that they had this experience and got to see and hear how their efforts directly effected our troops! Kudo’s to the students of Seattle Lutheran High School! From a very proud alum!

  • coffee geek November 20, 2008 (10:59 pm)

    Like their current job(s) or not, those folks deserve our respect. Deployment is so hard on them and the families. Big ups to the students for making that important effort!

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