In honor of Memorial Day weekend, Operation Mom will be in downtown Sonora this Friday.
Pat Padavana, group leader of Operation Mom, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day.”
Operation Mom is a military family support group that began after September 11th, 2001. The two main purposes are to help support the families that are left behind and to support our troops by sending them letters and packages.
Operation Mom will be in Courthouse Park on Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. They will accept food items, solid items, socks and letters of encouragement for our troops overseas.
They are also reminding the public of what Memorial Day weekend is all about and asking all residents to take time to remember those who have given their life for our safety and freedom.
Padavana says, “We’ll be having pictures of our local men and women and we will also have a table of our local fallen heroes. People can come by and reflect with the stories and the pictures and they can also ask us questions about our group.”
Donations will also be accepted Friday for mailing costs associated with sending letters and packages to loved ones serving in the military. The next round of packages will be sent to Afghanistan and South Korea.
For more information about Operation Mom, click here http://www.operationmom.org/whatabout.html
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.