MOSES LAKE, Wash. – A Moses Lake woman is on a mission to show her appreciation for veterans.
She started collecting thank you cards to give out local veterans and got way more than she anticipated. Elementary school students in Moses Lake made more than 1,000 cards to say thank you.
Elisia Dalluge drove all the way to Spokane to give them out. Dalluge got the idea to collect the cards from the students for a veterans appreciate dinner she's volunteering at Saturday. When she got more cards than expected, she decided to hand them out to as many veterans as she could find in Spokane as well.
"Huge response, yes, it was so overwhelming and so amazing and so beautiful that the community will gather together and show their support for our veterans on such a beautiful holiday," she said.
Dalluge stopped by a veteran’s thrift store before heading over to the VA Medical Center. She gave one of the notes to Vietnam veteran, Larry George. He said the notes of thanks mean so much.
This act of kindness reminded him of a similar thank you card he received while overseas on the front lines.
“It happened in Vietnam once that I can remember when I was in a combat zone, in a place call Khe Sanh and they delivered a heartfelt message, it was so cool,” George said.
It is a small gesture but one that means so much not only for our veterans but for Dalluge as well.
“Just being able to go out and shake as many veterans hands and give them a hug and say thank you and watch them light up is so beautiful," she said.
Elementary school students in Moses Lake made more than a thousand handmade cards &a notes to say thank you to veterans! pic.twitter.com/ibfYfgYwPU— Lindsay Nadrich (@KREMLindsay) November 10, 2017
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