Thursday, July 20, 2006

Arkansas National Guard's 875th Engineer Battalion Deployment

This weekend, the 875th Engineer Battalion of the Arkansas National Guard will be leaving Northeast Arkansas in order to prepare for deployment to Iraq. These 405 soldiers will be part of the critical rebuilding effort in Iraq which includes the reconstruction of Iraqi schools, hospitals, irrigation and sewage systems, creation of new recreational projects for children, and stabilization of neighborhoods overcome with violence. We wish them a safe journey and will keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers.

For those who have a loved one serving in the military, here are a list of important phone numbers:

To the soldiers: I am grateful for your leadership and courage and pray for each of you as you embark on a journey that will strengthen this country.