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Thank you for helping our soldiers

Patty Smith
Proud Gold Star Mother of Sgt. Timothy "Smitty" Smith

Thank you to all the thoughtful and generous people in our community for donating items and donation money for our troops for Christmas; a wonderful way to thank them for all they do and for protecting our freedom everyday. We sent off 120 packages overseas to our soldiers; they will be so happy and I know they will appreciate all the goodies we sent.

I would like to thank Matha Thier (Martin), Kathy and Jerry Martin, Ms. Melissa Berry of South Tahoe High School and her students, who helped boxing up some of the boxes for us, and all the wonderful people who donated and baked and sent us the donation money.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I also wanted to thank my loving family and friends for all their love and support this last one year, eight months and 19 days since my loving son Timothy M. Smith was taken from us. Without all of you I don’t think I would be here.

I know he is in a loving and glorious place with our Lord and watches over all of us and his brothers and sisters in harm’s way.

You can see him at night in the dark sky, shining bright as ever, and almost see that Timmy grin. A tear, a smile and a happy thought comes over me every night. God Bless.

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