Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Commendation from Afghanistan

*sniff* Our heroes treat us FAR too well! Look at what arrived in today's mail — another flag! Scroll down to see what the certificate and letter say.


For those who don't know our OWH kittehs, this is Tsuki, short for Tsukineko! She was feeling photogenic this evening and insisted on being a part of things....she's got one brother who prefers walking across open ink pads, and another who's a fanatic about doublefudgechocolatebrownie ice cream—but Tsuki's much more interested in sprawling on an open space and looking as lazy as possible. (For those who've been following IBOL on their blog and facebook: we have plenty of kittehs too, lol!)

The certificate reads:
This American flag was flown with honor over Afghanistan on 14 September 2009 aboard a VH-60M Blackhawk helicopter during Spartan Express Movement in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. 
Presented to Sandy Allnock, "Cards for Heroes:
From 10th Mountain Division - 101st Air Assault.
Let it be known that this American flag was flown in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It also displays America's resolve to defeat the terrorists who committed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
SPARTANS
The card reads:

To all your volunteers: Thank you for helping us to stay in contact with our families and friends. Mission completed, we are now going back to our loved ones. Thank you for alll your support during OWF IX-X.

From the Soldiers of the TF Spartan Adam Cell
SFC S-E.

11 comments:

Alicia said...

Sandy that is so awesome... definitely brought tears to my eyes. You do an amazing job and I'm glad you have been able to touch so many lives... how God is using you! Such a blessing....

Mrs. E said...

Awesome!!!

Fabre said...

How special that they are honoring you and OWH in this way!

bluepoohbear75 said...

What an honor. That is great.

SuzAnn said...

What an honor for OWH and you Sandy! Your little idea has blessed many lives of the troops and us cardmakers alike!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful honor Sandy. OWH is a great organization and helps so many people!

Michelles Inky Fingers said...

Wow - I got chills reading this!

mumgranny said...

Fantastic and well deserved. Thank you Sandy for all you do.

Brenda said...

Sandy, I am so grateful to have found you. Your dedication to this cause is amazing. I love that your pretty black cat gets in the middle of it all! Thank you so much for sharing all this news!

Ethel Amutan said...

That is so awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing this, Sandy! Hooray to all of the cardmakers who have contributed!! Hooray to all of our heroes!

Seongsook Duncan said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing this, Sandy, and for your hard work. I am so happy to be a part of this good cause.