Residents turnout for Operation Holiday Hero

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT )- People in Region 8 were given the opportunity to send our troops a warm holiday message from home. KAIT and E.A.S.T lab students joined forces with the USO Friday and Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek.

Operation Holiday Hero allowed postcards to be mailed overseas as well as a recorded video greeting.  Those involved say this is a great chance to give back to those who have sacrificed for us.

"We heard about KAIT doing this and wanted to come out and help show support for our troops" says Cindy Whitaker. "I know how hard it would be away from your family at Christmas and I had one person tell me that the troops really enjoy having something tangible to hold in their hands" says.

Over a thousand postcards and electric greetings were collected to send to the troops.

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