Castlegar Air Cadets sending holiday letters to soldiers

Sending letters to soldiers

Canadian soldiers serving away from home this year will be getting some holiday greetings from B.C.'s Interior.

After seeing a tweet from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Castlegar Air Cadets got to work on their correspondence.

“I have a friend who has served overseas in a variety of operations, so I know how important caring contact from home can be,” said Second-Lt. Barb. Makortoff, the squadron’s administration officer who organized the letter writing night.

“Not all soldiers have a supportive family back home, but even those that do appreciate the care and thoughtfulness of those at home, known or unknown.”

The Castlegar Air Cadets recently visited seniors in care homes across their community during Remembrance Day, and the letter writing campaign is just their next opportunity to help their community and beyond.

The aim of the Air Cadets is to “develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and to stimulate the interest of youth in the sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.”

The Castlegar chapter, open to people aged 12-18, has been around since 1952.

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