AUBURN, Mass. – State Rep. Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) is again looking for names of military servicemen and women from the towns in his district who will not be home for the holidays, so he can send them holiday gift and care packages.
Frost has made this an annual tradition since his first term in 1997. His district is composed of Auburn, Millbury, precincts 2 and 4 in Oxford, and precinct 4 of Charlton.
“Over the past fifteen years I’ve sent these care packages to express my appreciation for the servicemen and women who cannot be home for the holidays,” Frost said in a written statement.
“It is a small gesture to honor their enormous commitment to our nation and freedom. It is also a way for me to express my appreciation to our armed forces to let them know they are being thought of by their community during a season they especially miss being home for.
“I wish to thank and acknowledge them and their families for their service to our nation and way of life, wherever they may be stationed. Christmas and the holiday season is a time for family and community. It is a time to give thanks for all we have in this world and in our country as well. All our military men and women should be a part of our thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this joyous season.”
The packages contain candies, cookies, local newspapers and Christmas greeting messages.
Anyone in the district with a loved one in the military who will not be home for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's, call Frost's office at 617-722-2489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 17.