During the holiday season, you can't help but to think about the brave men and women who are serving overseas during that time. The Torch Club at the Sedalia Middle School, a leadership group organized by the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, certainly did not forget our soldiers.

The 1st Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment has been stationed in Khilagay, Afghanistan since July. The boys and girls wanted to do something nice for these soldiers over the holiday season. They collected snacks for a care package in November and December and sent it overseas.

The soldiers just received the care package last week and took time after their duty shift to take a picture thanking the Torch Club.

We wish the 1st Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment a safe return back to the United States, as well as everyone serving overseas. Thank you for your service.