He sent, she sent

"He sent, she sent" Continued...

Issue: "Marathon man," Feb. 17, 2007

"One of the things that's really touched me is hearing back from soldiers who don't get mail at all," said Shauna, who plans to pursue a college major in advertising and public relations. "Maybe they've lost touch with their families, or they don't have good friends who are willing to write. To be able to reach soldiers like that is something that really, really lifts morale."

Shauna now plans to start state chapters of A Million Thanks. In addition she worked with a national company, Liberty Tax Service, to send Valentine's Day greetings to soldiers overseas.

Meanwhile, Zeke Peterson isn't giving up, either. Even before launching his Silly String drive, he had planned to join the Marines as soon as he turns 17. Now he plans to continue raising and sending his unusual wartime contribution "until the soldiers come home or I go in, whichever comes first."

Lynn Vincent
Lynn Vincent

Lynn is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the best-selling author of 10 non-fiction books.


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