Palisade High Students Prepare Care Packages for Soldiers

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With the fifth year anniversary of the War in Iraq some Palisade high school students are doing their part to take care of the troops.

Saturday Palisade National Honor Society students presented 20 care packages to Operation Interdependence. Operation Interdependence will then ship the boxes overseas to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All the kids were excited to do their part in supporting the troops. National Honor Society co-President Kelsey Carpenter says, "I just decided to do this because I think it was one of the things that we needed to do as a club and as a community."

Palisade students had been working on the care packages since early January. Operation Interdependence will be shipping the Palisade care packages in April.

Some of the most requested items by troops are hand sanitizer, razors, soap, shampoo, chocolate candy, and beef jerky.

If you would like to donate travel sized items or other supplies you can contact Operation Interdependence by emailing them at

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