Operation Teddy Bear gives gifts, comfort to children of deployed parents
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The children of Utah's last National Guard unit deployed in Afghanistan were given teddy bears Monday, ready to record special messages from their parents.
The bears were presented at a party at the Utah Capitol through the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Operation Teddy Bear. Each bear came with a recorder that the child can use to record a call from his or her deployed parent.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes gave the kids a tour of the Capitol, and costumed members of the 501st Legion Alpine Garrison stopped by for a visit.
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park...
- Top 7 money-saving tips for summer travel
- South Jordan mother spends days caring for...
- Repo man charged with manslaughter in...
- Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to...
- Herbert appoints new 3rd District Court judge
- Polygamous food stamp fraud trial pushed back...
- Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools
- Are Utahns tiring of Mitt Romney... 105
- Utah and 10 states sue Obama... 40
- Teacher on leave after telling students... 33
- Hatch steadfast in holding up Supreme... 17
- Skateboarder dies after being shot in... 10
- Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees 9
- Salt Lake's next skyscraper? Proposed... 9
- IRS scam goes far beyond a phone call... 8