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Army National Guard

Stafford American Legion Auxiliary Collects Cookies For Deployed Military

Wendy Lerette knows what it feels like to have a loved one deployed in the military.

That's why she's gotten involved in the Stafford American Legion Auxiliary's efforts to bake and collect cookies to send to Stafford residents who are away from home for the holidays.

"It's kind of personal to everybody," said Lerette, whose husband is an active member of the Army National Guard.

Her husband has been deployed twice, once to Iraq and a second time to Kuwait. Both times he was away from home for a year.

The cookies, she said, can bring just a little reminder of home to those military members who are deployed.

"For them, a lot of them are...