The tasty holiday cheer was made possible for 249 Sheppard Airmen and their families who may have not had the opportunity when their wingmen volunteered in the brisk winter air and collected food during the Sheppard food drive recently.A quote from a story that should never need to be written - ever. The link below is to that story.
This is not a story about airmen doing good deeds in the local community that supports their base; this is a story about our service people needing help for the holiday. We expect our servicemen and women to sacrifice a great deal, yet we pay them pennies. They should be able to afford a Thanksgiving dinner. It shouldn't take a food drive!
I don't want to make a big deal about what I write, but I do think THIS STORY IS A BIG DEAL! Our service people should not need food drives, they should not need SNAP benefits (and we know so many do), they SHOULD BE WELL TAKEN CARE OF!
I found out about this because my son-out-law* is Airman James Thompson, mentioned in the story. I am very proud of what he is doing and has accomplished. Jim's wife, Doren (my daughter-out-law), knows I am writing this. Since they are in the story, I sought their permission before posting. If anyone wants to post the link elsewhere, please feel free to do so.
Thank you for your time.
*Out-law family...people who were married to my children, are no longer, but with whom I still have a close relationship. That happens when you have grandchildren and blended families!