Letters: Teen in search of war veterans
Vail CO, Colorado
Searching for vets
Hello. My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 17 years old and I live in Ostrander, Ohio. I am a junior at Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware, Ohio.
I have a big interest in history, specifically World War II. I collect military medals, patches, badges, insignia, field gear, and a very unique thing, veteran autographs. I have a scrapbook collection of autographs from military veterans who served during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, and the present war in Iraq. I have been interested in history for more than five years now, and I have collected the autographs and stories from nearly 1,600 veterans in 20 countries.
You can also watch an interview on YouTube under “Kyle Nappi.”
My main purpose for writing it to share with you that people from our generation do remember the past and the sacrifices that were made for our great country. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass the word around that there are people who remember. Feel free to contact me. Thank you very much for your time.
Help for the holidays
The volunteer Adopt-A-Family committee of the Vail Valley Salvation Army would like to recognize and thank all of the Eagle County community members who assist needy families in our community during the holiday season every year. For 24 years, Adopt-A-Family participants have assisted families during the holiday season, bringing gifts, food and basic necessities to families from East Vail to Dotsero. Each year the need grows in Eagle County, and each year the Salvation Army works diligently, year round, to assist our neighbors who are victims of seasonal unemployment, injuries and illnesses, domestic violence, abandonment, and every other awful thing you can think of that you would not want to happen to you or your family.
Families are referred to the Adopt-A-family program by community agencies based on each family’s need. Hundreds of individuals, families and local community groups (Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, fire and police departments, parent-teacher associations, student councils and classrooms, church groups, senior groups, book clubs, staffs of local businesses, and others) hold food, toy and coat drives and personally deliver food and gifts to those who would be without during the holidays. Helping their neighbors has become an important part of their holiday tradition.
Regarding your article “Mountains warm Denver’s Homeless” (Nov. 14, 2007) we welcome assistance from locals who would like to make a difference in Eagle County.
Vail Valley Salvation Army