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Send a Soldier a Smile

Send a Soldier a Smile




Thanks for Making Thousands of Soldiers Smile

Dear Readers:

A few days ago, several of us had the great honor to bring thousands of your messages of support and a truckload of freshly baked treats from Gili's Goodies to an IDF military base near Gaza. Soldiers at the base were going through final preparations for entering combat. They were surprised and very appreciative when our truck pulled up and we handed out stacks and stacks of your messages of support.



Thanks for Making Thousands of Soldiers Smile

Dear Readers:

A few days ago, several of us had the great honor to bring thousands of your messages of support and a truckload of freshly baked treats from Gili's Goodies to an IDF military base near Gaza. Soldiers at the base were going through final preparations for entering combat. They were surprised and very appreciative when our truck pulled up and we handed out stacks and stacks of your messages of support.

When we told the troops that we had come to deliver greetings for them, they assumed that they were greetings from Israelis. When we informed them that there were 15,000 greetings from the United States, Europe and places as far-flung as Peru, Mexico, Finland and Australia, their eyes lit up and the unanimous response was a smile and a surprised "Really?"

Colonel Bentzi Gruber, the vice commander of the armored division who received the messages had this to say for all those who sent messages and the treats:

I want to thank those who sent us stuff. The important stuff is the feeling of our soldiers who come from all over the country, people between 21 and 50 years old... Now is a war, and we have to do it, and they feel we have support all over the world. It warms us up to understand that people 6,000 miles from here are with us here tonight.

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