Over a two-day period, members of the Simon Bradford and Baseline-Meridian Chapters United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812) recently wished 150 Arkansas National Guardsmen a safe mission as they left Camp Robinson for deployment to Kuwait.
The soldiers are with the 875th Engineer Battalion, 1038th Horizontal Construction Company and will be deployed for one year. U.S.D. 1812 members, prospective members and friends popped 40 microwave bags of popcorn and baked approximately 40 dozen cookies that were individually bagged and given, along with a pocket flag and thank-you note, to each soldier as they boarded the buses. U.S. flags were also given to the soldiers and their families.
For information regarding the projects and activities of U.S.D. 1812, contact Sheila Beatty at 501-915-0456.