Students in Kelly Gholz and Katie Wackler’s third grade classes recently made cards for troops, with a little help from Keith Maupin of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center.
Maupin founded the support-the-troops nonprofit organization after his son and Army Spc. Matt Maupin was taken captive by Iraqi insurgents in April 2004. His remains were identified and returned in 2008.
Maupin and supporters have carried on their mission of supporting soldiers by boxing “care” packages, organizing fundraising events for their scholarship fund and organizing a drive that resulted in the creation two years ago of a Matt Maupin Computer Lab at Camp Anaconda, where soldiers can go to stay in touch with home.
The Mason students plan to continue to support the troops by making crafts at holiday parties and collecting items through the year to send to soldiers through Project Yellow Ribbon.
“The students need to think about our soldiers everyday, not just on Veterans day,” said Gholz.
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