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Bethesda United Methodist Church sponsored an Easter Bags for Wounded Heroes project at the church in Sykesville April 11.

This was a student service activity for middle and high school student volunteers to earn service-learning hours by making Easter cards and treat bags for wounded veterans.

Students from various local schools participated, including four members of the Carroll County unit of the Young Marines, whose purpose is to provide development programs for youth ages 8 to 18 and to dedicate some of their time to help the nation's veterans.

Easter cards were decorated and included handwritten holiday greetings, as well as the students' messages of gratitude to the veterans for their service and sacrifice. Easter treat bags were filled with candy, gum and playing cards and distributed to the wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

Twenty-two students created 141 cards and filled 132 bags during the activity.

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