Skip to comments.KFOR troops give blankets on Christmas Day
Posted on 12/29/2005 3:16:42 PM PST by SandRat
CAMP BONDSTEEL, KOSOVO (Army News Service, Dec. 28, 2005) Soldiers from KFOR 6B convoyed to a hilltop church overlooking the small town of Letnice/Letnica, Kosovo, Dec. 25 to deliver hand-made fleece blankets to residents there.
Its important for me to celebrate Christmas here, said 1st Lt. Melanie Meyer, liaison officer, Task Force Falcon. This is my first Christmas away from my family in the states. I wanted to come out here today so I can still feel the same joy of giving during Christmas. Watching the faces of the kids getting really excited is great.
Several children dressed in ski hats and winter coats smiled from ear to ear as they received their blankets from Meyer. The blankets were donated by a class of school children from the United States.
Thank you for this, for the people, said Don Krisht Gjergji, parish priest. Thank you very much.
Parishioners, mostly Albanian Catholics, worship at Our Lady of Cernagore Church, a historic, white-walled Catholic Church built in Letnice/Letnica in 1866. Several Croatian Catholic families also worship here.
(Editors note; Sgt. Matthew Chlosta serves with the 4th PAD.)