Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Back in Lexington Shows a Thankful Holiday Spirit!

Lexington’s historic past has carried with it a sense of pride in our country to today’s Lexington residents and with the season of Thanksgiving upon us; many decided to band together to give back. This past Saturday, November 20, over 200 volunteers gathered at the Hanscom Air Force Base during the Operation USO Care Package event.

This opportunity to give back has been taking place since 2003 and more than 1.5 million care packages have been sent to troops. The Lexington volunteers formed assembly lines and with a sense of purpose and joy in the air; they created 10,000 care packages that will reach deployed military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan by December 3rd. Students at the Hanscom Middle School were happy to participate this year and kicked off the day at 8 am with their rendition of the national anthem. Volunteers enjoyed donuts and coffee to get things going and they finished their goal by 11am! Local business Lockheed Martin Informational Systems and Global Services (IS & GS) sponsored the event, with their President Gerard Fasano flying in for the fun, and were happy to serve along with their customers.

The thoughtful packages contained items such at Starbucks instant coffee, Sudoku puzzles, nuts, hygiene kits and much more. Not only does this event give locals a chance to show their appreciation for those serving our country, but gives our soldiers who are thousands of miles away a taste of home and a sense that those at home are thinking of them over the holiday season.

Lexington MA has always had a strong tie to the freedom that our country is blessed to experience on a daily basis and is part of what makes this town so unique! There are many things to be thankful for this holiday season and for me, living in Lexington is one of the many elements of my life that I am so thankful for! As always, if you have any questions regarding the Lexington Real Estate market, I would love to meet with you! Feel free to contact me at any time and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Theresa D'Antuono
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