"Operation Care Package"

White House interns teamed up with Dr. Jill Biden to put together care packages for the families of wounded soldiers being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD as part of program “Operation Care Package.” Organized by USO of Metropolitan Washington to raise the spirits of the troops and their families, the White House volunteers completed a total of 500 care packages.

Dr. Biden assembles care packages with White House interns

Dr. Biden teams up with White House Interns and helps assemble care packages for the families of wounded soldiers. July 21, 2010. (by Sophia Solomon)

Dr. Biden talked to the interns about the importance of service, stating “It’s the small acts of kindness that make a difference to the military and their families. I hope when you go back to your colleges and communities you continue this kind of service.” The care packages serve as a reminder that the small things can help not only the soldiers, but their families that work tirelessly to support the soldiers based at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center.

 

Dr. Biden with White House Interns

Dr. Biden takes a minute to pose with White House Interns during "Operation Care Package" event. July 21, 2010. (by Sophia Solomon)

While the White House interns assembled care packages for soldiers that have returned home, they wanted to show their appreciation for the American men and women that are currently serving the country overseas.

Below are their personal messages to the troops:


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"Thank you for your service. This is our way of expressing our gratitude for your bravery, dedication and professionalism." Benjamin Armstrong, July 21, 2010. (by Sophia Solomon)


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"We appreciate your hard work and service to our country." From left, Dan Kessler and Jacqueline Rodarte, July 21, 2010. (by Sophia Solomon)

 
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"Your highest example of service inspires us to commit to small acts of service every day, so thank you for all that you do." From left, Sarah Jacobs, Anna Applebaum, and Kendall Jackson, July 21, 2010. (by Sophia Solomon)

 
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"We are forever indebted to your service and this is a small token to show our appreciation and respect." From left, Corey Jones, Amit Jain, Eugene Resnick, and Akshar Patel, July 21, 2010. (by Sophia Solomon)

Julia Simmons and Sophia Solomon are interns in the White House New Media Office

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