Sunday, July 31, 2005

Operation: Purple

MSNBC.COM -- There are 140,000 kids in America with one or more parents in Iraq or Afghanistan. I'm surprised at how small that number is, but it's nice to know it's not more. Anyhow, the National Military Families Association put on the second annual "Operation: Purple" this year -- a free series of summer camps for kids of deployed soldiers. Organizers, and the kids themselves, say that often, they don't know other kids whose parents are deployed and the camps help them to bond with other kids going through the same thing, helps them stay positive, and alows their deployed parents to be a little less worried. More...
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