Friday, August 24, 2007

Perspective: Camps offer comfort to grieving children

SALADO, Texas — After hours of drawing and playing games, the youngsters gathered around a table at summer camp to write letters to their fathers.

But these letters weren't going to be mailed home. A counselor explained that the notes would be tied to helium balloons and released in tribute to the fathers, many of whom were killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

"Are we gonna send them to heaven?" one child asked.

Read the rest at USA Today