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Write Troops, Says Larson
U.S Rep. John B. Larson is asking people in Connecticut to send letters and e-mail to U.S. troops between Sept 11 and Veteran's Day.
His request is modeled on a resolution he co-sponsored in Congress that encourages others throughout the country to do the same.
The resolution was introduced by U.S Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., in July and was co-sponsored by Larson and two other members of Congress, including Bob Stump, R-Ariz., who is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
"Congress encourages the people of the United States to honor Patriot Day, September 11, by remembering those individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks and by writing letters to the men and women serving to protect the Nation in the Armed Forces at home and overseas."
In Connecticut, Larson is calling the effort "Operation Enduring Gratitude" and is helping coordinate the effort along with the Connecticut National Guard.
He has called a press conference for Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Hartford to announce the addresses where the letters or e-mail should be sent.