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Kennewick Seniors Make Care Packages and Remember Veterans

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Some seniors at the Royal Columbian got together on Veteran's Day to make care packages for the troops overseas.

Everyone seemed to feel great about what they were doing, helping soldiers who are now overseas.  They were also remembering they were overseas, or when their dads or brothers were.  23 veterans live in the Royal Columbian, but everyone there was thankful for the men and women who have served and are serving our country.

Vivian McCorkle Knight, who used to be in the Cadet Nurse Corps, says Veterans Day "makes me think about my dad and my bother.  I feel like I want to do as much as I can for the service men."

Twilla McGuffin, the widow of a veteran who received 5 Purple Hearts and 2 Bronze Star, wanted to say, "Thank you and thank you again my wonderful men of the armed forces."

The seniors themselves raised all the money to buy everything for the care packages, which will be given to Operation Thank You and sent to active duty military members serving overseas.