Catholic school students reach out to troops with letters, gifts
Published: April 26, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- "Welcome home, Captain Ed!" read a red, white and blue banner made by 25 excited kindergartners at St. Simon the Apostle School in Indianapolis for Army Capt. Ed Lupomech. He had written letters to the children during his recent tour of duty in Iraq, and now that he is home, he spent time visiting the kindergartners. They were thrilled to finally meet their pen pal. During a party in their classroom April 14, Lupomech thanked them for their prayers, letters and drawings. "I asked you to pray for some friends of mine as well," he told the children. "I appreciate that. It was important to me because there were a lot of long days, it was very, very hot, and we needed all the help we could get. I think God listens to children more than he listens to me sometimes."
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