Cards bring holiday cheer to overseas troops

November 18, 2005

DuBois, Pa. -- Christmas cards for U.S. troops overseas will be mailed this week from Penn State DuBois, bearing holiday greetings from students, faculty and staff. The Penn State DuBois Veteran's Club sponsored a Christmas-card-signing campaign this week, coordinated by club President Michael White. The club joined efforts with the Elk County-based "Letters from Home" program, working to assure that troops receive continual moral support in the form of letters and cards from the homefront.

"For me, being a Coast Guard vet, I understand what it's like to be away from home over the holidays and to look forward to getting that care package," White said.

White said the cards need to be mailed this week in order to arrive in remote locations, such as Iraq, before Christmas Day.

The Penn State DuBois Veterans Club plays an active role on campus and within the community. Sponsored activities include voter registration days and Bowling for Kids Sake. The Veterans Club is open to both veterans and nonveterans within Penn State DuBois who share an interest in service to campus and community. For more information, contact club adviser John Piccolo at (814) 375-4715.

  • Penn State DuBois student Sarah Iboska of Brockway signs several cards to be sent to overseas troops for the holidays.

    IMAGE: Erin D. Chorney

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